Harry Franks

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHarry•Franks
Used nameHarry•Franks
Born2 October 1891 in Hackney, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died1973 in ?, Kent (GBR)
AffiliationsSt. Pancras ABC, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

In 1920 Harold Franks, the first British light-heavyweight champion, lost in the 1920 Olympic semi-finals to American Rhodes Scholar Eddie Eagan. Franks fought for the St. Pancras Amateur Boxing Club. Of his three professional fights after the Olympics he managed to win only the first one against Nicol Simpson, who was already in the final phase of his career. Franks lost the other two on points and retired from boxing in 1922.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Boxing GBR Harry Franks
Light-Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze