Harry Stiff

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarold Joseph "Harry"•Stiff
Used nameHarry•Stiff
Born23 October 1881 in Sudbury, England (GBR)
Died17 April 1939 in Cambridge, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Harry Stiff, along with George Canning and Ernest Thorne, were the only members of the gold medal winning City of London police team making their Olympic tug-of-war débuts at the 1920 Games. Stiff was 38 at the time. After leaving the police force, he became the landlord of the Horse and Groom Public House, Cornish Hall End, near Finchingfield, Essex.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR Harry Stiff
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold