Gyula Glykais

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameGyula•Glykais
Used nameGyula•Glykais
Nick/petnamesEulália néni
Born9 April 1893 in Pomáz (HUN)
Died12 June 1948 in Szekszárd (HUN)
AffiliationsSzolnoki TIVC
NOC Hungary

Biography

Gyula Glykais, a Hungarian of Greek descent, started fencing as a student for the Budapest University Athletic Club in 1912. In 1923 he became a member of the national team. His major achievements with the sabre came after he joined Szolnok TIVC in 1927. In 1927 he placed third in individual sabre at the unofficial World Championships. He was World Champion with the team in 1930 and 1931 and in the individual sabre in 1929. In 1930, Glykais won the European Military Championships in both individual and team events and repeated this success in 1931. However, he won only one Hungarian title, in 1927 team sabre. After his fencing career Glykais became chief county auditor and head of the Szekszárdi Municipal Audit Office.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Gyula Glykais
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Gyula Glykais
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Hungary 1 Gold

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Gyula Glykais
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Final Standings Jury

Special Notes