Joe Lydon (boxer)

Joseph Patrick Lydon (February 2, 1878 – August 19, 1937) was an American welterweight boxer who competed in the early twentieth century. He was born in Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland. He competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics, tying for a bronze medal in the welterweight division with fellow American boxer Jack Egan.[1]

Olympic medal record
Men's Soccer
Representing  United States
Silver medal – second place 1904 St. Louis Team competition
Men's Boxing
Representing  United States
Bronze medal – third place 1904 St. Louis Welterweight

He also competed at the soccer tournament in the 1904 Olympics and his team Christian Brothers College took silver medals.


  1. ^ "Joe Lydon". Olympedia. Retrieved 3 February 2021.

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