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Harry Mitchell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHarold James "Harry"•Mitchell
Used nameHarry•Mitchell
Born5 January 1898 in Tiverton, Devon, England (GBR)
Died8 February 1983 in Twickenham, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsPolytechnic BC, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Harry Mitchell of the Polytechnic BC, winner of the ABA light-heavyweight championship for four successive years (1922-5), experienced little difficulty in his quest for the 1924 Olympic light-heavyweight title until he came up against Carlo Saraudi of Italy in the semi-finals. Saraudi was an awkward fighter and a persistent clincher and it was not until the closing stages of the final round that Mitchell got the better of him. In the final, Mitchell faced Thyge Petersen of Denmark who, like Saraudi, tried to keep the fight at close quarters. The result was a disappointment fight but with Mitchell as the clear winner.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Boxing GBR Harry Mitchell
Light-Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold