Harry Steel

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Harry Steel
Born (1899-04-18)April 18, 1899
Sparta, Ohio, United States
Died October 8, 1971(1971-10-08) (aged 72)
London, Ohio, United States
Harry Steel
Medal record
Competitor for the  United States
Men's wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold 1924 Paris Freestyle, heavyweight

Harry Steel (April 18, 1899 – October 8, 1971) was an American wrestler and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, where he won a gold medal in freestyle heavyweight.[1] He did not make the US team at first, but the man who was supposed to go couldn't. Harry replaced him & won the gold medal.[2]


  1. ^ "Harry Steel Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. ^ "1924 Summer Olympics – Paris, France – Wrestling"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 28, 2008)