Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics

Boxing
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Boxing pictogram.svg
Dates21-22 September 1904
Competitors18
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At the 1904 Summer Olympics, seven boxing events were contested, with the sport making its Olympic debut. 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]

There was also a demonstration bout of women's boxing,[4] which would be added to the Olympic program in 2012.

Medal summary

Note: 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, whereas AAU rules made it illegal to fight under an assumed name. In November 1905, the AAU disqualified Egan from all AAU competitions and ordered him to return all his prizes and medals. Russell van Horn was awarded the silver and Peter Sturholdt awarded the bronze in the lightweight competition, while Joseph Lydon retained bronze in the welterweight competition.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(47.6 kg / 105 lb)
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George Finnegan
 United States
Miles Burke
 United States
None awarded
Bantamweight
(52.2 kg / 115 lb)
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Oliver Kirk
 United States
George Finnegan
 United States
None awarded
Featherweight
(56.7 kg / 125 lb)
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Oliver Kirk
 United States
Frank Haller
 United States
Frederick Gilmore
 United States
Lightweight
(61.2 kg / 135 lb)
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Harry Spanjer
 United States
Russell van Horn
 United States
Peter Sturholdt
 United States
Welterweight
(65.8 kg / 145 lb)
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Albert Young
 United States
Harry Spanjer
 United States
Joseph Lydon
 United States
Middleweight
(71.7 kg / 158 lb)
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Charles Mayer
 United States
Benjamin Spradley
 United States
None awarded
Heavyweight
(over 71.7 kg/over 158 lb)
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Samuel Berger
 United States
Charles Mayer
 United States
William Michaels
 United States

Participating nations

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

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States77418
Totals (1 entries)77418

References