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Gyula Szepes

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGyula (Július-)•Szepes (Strauch-)
Used nameGyula•Szepes
Born18 August 1899 in Spišská Nová Ves (SVK)
Died2 March 1985 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsMAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Gyula Szepes was the son of a protestant clergyman. Between 1919-1932 he competed as a skier in Alpine skiing, cross-country and jumping. He was a member of the Hungarian team in international events between 1928-1933, including the 1933 World Championships. Szepes won Hungarian Championship in Nordic combined (1931) and team ski jumping (1932). He was a communications officer in the rank of lieutenant-colonel. His brother Béla, a professional graphic artist, was also a Winter Olympian in 1924 but is best known for his silver medal in the javelin throw in the 1928 Summer Games in Amsterdam.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) HUN Gyula Szepes
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) AC
Nordic Combined (Skiing) HUN Gyula Szepes
Individual, Men (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1928 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony HUN Gyula Szepes

Olympic family relations