Harry Kitson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarold Austin "Harry"•Kitson
Used nameHarry•Kitson
Born17 June 1874 in Richmond (RSA)
Died30 November 1951 in Umkomaas (RSA)
NOC South Africa
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2


Harry Kitson played tennis at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics, winning doubles gold in 1912 with Charles Winslow, and adding singles silver that year, losing to Winslow in the final. Kitson was South African singles champion in 1905, 1908, 1911, and 1913, and lost in the final to Tony Wilding in 1910. He played Wimbledon in 1905 and 1908, losing his first singles match both years. Kitson worked in the land deeds department of Rand Mines. He served with the Cape Mounted Rifles during the Anglo-Boer War.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Tennis RSA Harry Kitson
Singles, Men (Olympic) =16
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Victor Gauntlett =4
1912 Summer Olympics Tennis RSA Harry Kitson
Singles, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Charles Winslow 1 Gold