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Harry Spanjer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenry John "Harry"•Spanjer
Used nameHarry•Spanjer
Born9 January 1873 in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA)
Died16 July 1958 in St. Petersburg, Florida (USA)
Measurements61 kg
AffiliationsNational Turnverein, Newark (USA)
NOC United States


Harry Spanjer fought in two divisions at the 1904 Olympics, winning a gold medal as a lightweight, and a silver in welterweight. He was also a wrestler and won AAU titles in wrestling in 1908 and 1911. Spanjer was from Grand Rapids, Michigan but moved to Chicago where he and his brother started and ran Spanjer Brothers Sign Manufacturing Company.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Boxing USA Harry Spanjer
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Welterweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver