Harry Spanjer

Henry John "Harry" Spanjer (January 9, 1873 – July 16, 1958) was an American lightweight and welterweight boxer who competed in the early twentieth century.[1]

Harry Spanjer
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1904 St. Louis Lightweight
Silver medal – second place 1904 St. Louis Welterweight

He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and died in St. Petersburg, Florida. The correct spelling of his name is "Spanjer" nevertheless many sources misspell his name as "Spanger".

In the lightweight category of the 1904 Summer Olympics he defeated fellow American Jack Egan in the final to win a gold medal but took silver in the heavier welterweight category.

He won two medals in Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics, one of only a four boxers to capture more than one medal in the same Olympics. George Finnegan, Charles Mayer, and Oliver Kirk, who also competed in St. Louis, were the others.


  1. ^ "Harry Spanjer". Olympedia. Retrieved 3 February 2021.

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