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Harry Devine

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarold George "Harry"•Devine
Used nameHarry•Devine
Born18 May 1909 in New Haven, Connecticut (USA)
Died29 April 1998 in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA)
AffiliationsWorcester Boys' Club
NOC United States


Harry Devine began fighting at 14 and five years later, really hit his stride. In 1928 he won both the AAU title and the Olympic trials before going to the Olympic Games. There he won two bouts before losing in the semi-finals. Devine, although fighting with a broken knuckle, earned his bronze medal by decisioning Lucien Biquet of Belgium for third place. After the Olympics, Devine fought professionally for seven years, without great distinction. Retiring in the 30s, he spent almost 50 years working in the fur business in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Boxing USA Harry Devine
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze