Kitson in 1912
|Full name||Harold Austin Kitson|
|Country (sports)||South Africa|
|Born||17 June 1874|
|Died||30 November 1951 (aged 77)|
Umkomaas, South Africa
|Turned pro||1903 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||2R (1905, 1908)|
|Olympic Games||Silver Medal (1912)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||Gold Medal (1912)|
|Olympic medal record|
Kitson competed in the singles and doubles events at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. In the singles event he had a bye in the first round and lost in straight sets to George Caridia in the second round. In the doubles he was partnered by Victor Gauntlett and reached the quarterfinals where Clement Cazalet and Charles P. Dixon proved too strong. Kitson was more successful at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm winning two medals. He won the gold medal in the men's doubles event together with Charles Lindhurst Winslow, defeating the Austrian team Arthur Zborzil / Fritz Pipes in the final. In the men's singles tournament he won a silver medal after losing in the final to his doubles partner in four sets.
- Theodore Andrea Cook (1909). The Fourth Olympiad – The Official Report (of) The Olympic Games of 1908 (PDF). London: The British Olympic Association. pp. 218–220.
- Erik Bergvall (1913). The Fifth Olympiad – The Official Report (of) The Olympic Games of 1912 (PDF). London: The Swedish Olympic Committee. pp. 628–639.
- "Harold Kitson Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
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