Harry Steel

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Harry Steel
Born (1899-04-18)April 18, 1899
East Sparta, Ohio, United States
Died October 8, 1971(1971-10-08) (aged 72)
London, Ohio, United States
Harry Steel
Medal record
Men's wrestling
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 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]

Steel wrestled and played football at Ohio State University where he lettered in both sports. In his senior year he was the undefeated Western Conference, now the Big 10 (B1G), heavy weight wrestling champion. He was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1980.


  1. ^ "Harry Steel Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. ^ "1924 Summer Olympics – Paris, France – Wrestling" Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine. – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 28, 2008)