Henry Thomas (boxer)

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Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Bantamweight

Albert Henry "Harry" Thomas (1 July 1888 – 13 January 1963) was a British bantamweight professional boxer who won gold in Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics with a decision over John Condon.

In 1909 he went to the United States, where he remained except for a trip to Australia in 1913 and a visit to England in 1947. He served in the United States Navy in World War I and became an American citizen.

He was born in Birmingham, England and died in New York City, United States.

1908 Olympic boxing record[edit]

Henry Thomas competed as a bantamweight boxer for Great Britain at the 1908 London Olympics. The bantamweight division featured six boxers. Five were British; one was French. Here are Thomas' results from that boxing tournament:

  • Quarterfinal: defeated Frank McGurk (Great Britain) by decision
  • Semifinal: bye
  • Final: defeated John Condon (Great Britain) by decision (won gold medal)

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