Harry Mitchell (boxer)

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Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Light heavyweight

Henry James Mitchell (16 November 1895 – 8 February 1983) was an English boxer who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He won the gold medal in the light heavyweight competition after beating Thyge Petersen in the final.

Amateur career[edit]

Mitchell was a four-time ABA champion in the light heavyweight class (1922–25).

His legacy[edit]

Today, located in the UK, there is a leisure centre that bears his name - the Harry Mitchell Leisure Centre - which has a fully equipped Hammer Strength brand weights gym, a gym that has entry only for women, and classes for badminton, fitness and various other indoor team sports.

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