Harry Simon

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarry Eugene•Simon
Used nameHarry•Simon
Born13 July 1873 in Beachwood, Ohio (USA)
Died8 June 1932 in Catawba Cliffs, Ohio (USA)
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Harry Simon was a lieutenant in the 6th Ohio Infantry in 1908. The 1908 free rifle event was shot at three positions, almost unknown in the United States, where it was only shot prone or kneeling. Thus, the U.S. was not expected to fare well in the event, but Harry Simon put on a tremendous show to win the silver medal. He was the high man in the prone and kneeling phases of the competition, being pushed down to second only by his standing score.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Harry Simon
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Free Rifle, 1,000 yards, Men (Olympic) =19

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