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Boxing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 16, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR Harry Mitchell
Silver: DEN Thyge Petersen
Bronze: NOR Sverre Sørsdal


[Harry Mitchell] had already won three Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) titles by the time of the Paris Games and was considered one of the favourites for the Olympic title. After straightforward victories he met the awkward Italian [Carlo Saraudi] in the semi-finals, Mitchell winning a close decision in a bout of clashing styles. Saraudi didn't have the chance of fighting for a bronze medal as the Italian management pulled both their losing semi-finalists out of the competition. In the final Mitchell outpointed [Thyge Petersen] of Denmark, who would become European amateur champion in 1925.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Harry Mitchell 26 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Thyge Petersen 21 Denmark DEN Silver
3 Sverre Sørsdal 23 Norway NOR Bronze
4 Carlo Saraudi 25 Italy ITA
5T George Mulholland 19 United States USA
5T John Courtis 21 Great Britain GBR
5T Georges Rossignon 24 France FRA
5T Tom Kirby 19 United States USA
9T Amedeo Grillo 24 Italy ITA
9T Michel Maurer 19 Luxembourg LUX
9T Jan Gerbich 23 Poland POL
9T John Kidley Ireland IRL
9T Jean Welter 23 Luxembourg LUX
9T Charley Bélanger 23 Canada CAN
9T Carl Lindberg 20 Denmark DEN
9T Robert Foquet 18 France FRA
17T Fernand Delarge 20 Belgium BEL
17T Arturo Rodríguez 16 Argentina ARG
17T Karel Miljon 20 Netherlands NED
17T Luis Correa 26 Chile CHI