Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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At the 1904 Summer Olympics , seven boxing events were contested. The competitions were held on Wednesday, September 21, 1904 and on Thursday, September 22, 1904. Contestants in lighter weight classes could also compete in heavier classes. Oliver Kirk, winning the bantamweight and featherweight categories, thus became the only boxer to have won two gold medals in the same Olympics. George Finnegan, Harry Spanjer and Charles Mayer won one gold and one silver medal. [1] [2] [3]

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There was also a demonstration bout of women's boxing. [4]

Medal summary

GamesGoldSilverBronze
Flyweight
(47.6 kg / 105 lb)
details
George Finnegan
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Miles Burke
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None awarded
Bantamweight
(52.2 kg / 115 lb)
details
Oliver Kirk
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
George Finnegan
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
None awarded
Featherweight
(56.7 kg / 125 lb)
details
Oliver Kirk
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Frank Haller
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Frederick Gilmore
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Lightweight
(61.2 kg / 135 lb)
details
Harry Spanjer
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Jack Egan
(Russell van Horn)
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States [5]
Russell van Horn
(Peter Sturholdt)
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Welterweight
(65.8 kg / 145 lb)
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Albert Young
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Harry Spanjer
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Jack Egan
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States [5]
Joseph Lydon
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States [5]
Middleweight
(71.7 kg / 158 lb)
details
Charles Mayer
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
Benjamin Spradley
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None awarded
Heavyweight
(over 71.7 kg/over 158 lb)
details
Samuel Berger
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Charles Mayer
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States
William Michaels
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Participating nations

A total of 18 boxers competed at the St. Louis Games:

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1US flag 45 stars.svg  United States 77519
Totals (1 nations)77519

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References

  1. "Boxing at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. "6124 6577kg Welterweight Men". Olympic.org.
  3. "567 6124kg Lightweight Men". Olympic.org.
  4. 1 2 3 4 Jack Egan originally won the silver medal in the lightweight competition and the bronze medal in the welterweight competition. Later it was discovered that his real name was Frank Joseph Floyd while the AAU rules made it illegal to fight under an assumed name. In November 1905 the AAU disqualified Egan from all AAU competitions and he had to return all his prizes. In the lightweight competition Russell van Horn moved up to silver. However according to IOC's medal database for 1904 Olympics Jack Egan has silver medal in Boxing lightweight and bronze medal in Boxing welterweight, Russell van Horn has bronze in the lightweight competition and Joseph Lydon keeps bronze in the welterweight competition.