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Charlie Morris

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCharles William “Charlie”•Morris
Used nameCharlie•Morris
Born23 August 1879 in Hendon, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died9 April 1959 in Shenley, Hertfordshire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsPolytechnic BC, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Charley Morris appeared in four ABA featherweight finals between 1904-08, losing two and winning two. He beat Lynn BC’s A. J. Miner in 1904, but a hand injury received in his first bout in the 1905 Championship meant that he had to pull out of his second round bout against Harold Holmes. Miner gained revenge on Morris in the 1906 final but Morris disposed of Miner on the way to winning his second ABA title in 1907, when he beat Holmes in the final. Morris was beaten by Tom Ringer in the 1908 final and, at the Olympic Games, was beaten by his 37-year-old Great Britain team-mate Richard Gunn. Morris nearly reached his fifth ABA featherweight final in 1909, but lost to fellow Polytechnic man Bert Arnold in the semi-final.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Boxing GBR Charlie Morris
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver