Mike Kelly

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael "Mike"•Kelly
Used nameMike•Kelly
Born29 March 1872 in Galway, Galway (IRL)
Died3 May 1923 in Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Measurements171 cm
AffiliationsU.S. Engineer Corps
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2


Born In Ireland, Mike Kelly emigrated to the United States in 1888 and settled in New York, where he worked as a laborer, before enlisting in the US Army Engineer Corps in 1893. He made his career in the military, reaching the enlisted rank of Sergeant. He became a naturalized US citizen in June 1920, shortly before leaving for the 1920 Olympic Games. Kelly retired from the Army after the Antwerp Olympics, settling in Koblenz, Germany, where he lived until his death.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Mike Kelly
Military Pistol, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold