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Harry Knight, Jr.

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameHarry Thornton•Knight, Jr.
Used nameHarry•Knight, Jr.
Born12 July 1888 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
Died13 March 1963
AffiliationsWashington Canoe Club, Washington (USA)
NOC United States


Harry Knight competed in all five events of the canoeing demonstration at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Harry Knight won in the kayak doubles and kayak fours. He was a member of the Washington Canoe Club. Knight’s brother, Karl, competed alongside him in canoeing at the 1924 Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) USA Harry Knight, Jr.
Kayak Singles, 800 metres, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
Kayak Doubles, 800 metres, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Bud Havens 1
Kayak Fours, 800 metres, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 1
Canadian Doubles, 800 metres, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Karl Knight 3
Canadian Fours, 800 metres, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 2

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