Béla Zulawszky

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBéla Emil Lajos•Zulawszky (Zsulavszky-)
Used nameBéla•Zulawszky
Other namesVojtech Zulawszky
Born23 October 1869 in Trebišov (SVK)
Died24 October 1914 in Sarajevo (BIH)
AffiliationsMAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


Béla Zulawszky graduated from university in 1897 and then became a gymnastics teacher at the military academy in Koszeg, Hungary. He was a member of the Magyar Atlétikai Club in Budapest and also taught fencing. Zulawszky competed at both the 1908 and 1912 Olympics in all three weapons, winning silver in individual sabre in 1908. He joined the Hungarian Army in 1912 as an officer, eventually becoming a major. He was killed in Sarajevo in the early days of World War I, in October 1914.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Béla Zulawszky
Foil, Individual, Open (Olympic (non-medal)) AC
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =4 p10 r1/4
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN Béla Zulawszky
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) =4 p3 r3/4
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 p1 r3/4

Special Notes


Slovak sources show his place of birth as Trebišov (SVK). http://www.olympic.sk/documents/dokumenty-sov/register_nasich_olympionikov.pdf http://korzar.sme.sk/c/4583337/vychodoslovenski-sportovci-boli-ozdobou-prvej-ery-olympiad.html