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Joseph Lazarus

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph Ashur•Lazarus
Used nameJoseph•Lazarus
Born18 December 1903 in Bayonne, New Jersey (USA)
Died21 June 1943 in Manhattan, New York, New York (USA)
Measurements168 cm
AffiliationsCornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
NOC United States


Joseph Lazarus competed at the 1924 Olympics as a boxer, winning one match but losing his second bout. He later became an insurance broker but died a tragic death. In 1943 he was trying to break up a street brawl between one of his clients and two British merchant seamen. One of the sailors punched Lazarus, knocking him through a drugstore window. The window shattered and cut an artery in his thigh and he bled to death.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Boxing USA Joseph Lazarus
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) =9

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