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Gyula Strausz

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events), Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameGyula László János •Strausz
Used nameGyula•Strausz
Born26 February 1880
AffiliationsBEAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC(s) Hungary


Gyula Strausz was an extraordinarily versatile athlete for OTE, BEAC and later of BBTE. His strengths were high jump, long jump, shot put, and discus. In the latter discipline, he twice broke the national record. During his university years, he also competed in rowing. Strausz competed in long jump and discus at the 1900 Paris Olympics at BEAC’s expense but he attended the 1906 Athina Olympics on his own dime. In 1906, he competed in discus, discus Greek style, and javelin, but did not reach any finals. Strausz graduated from law school, and after his sports career, he worked for the International Committee of the Hungarian Athletics Association.

Personal Best: SP – 11.1 (1906).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics Long Jump, Men Olympic 10 HUN Gyula Strausz
  Discus Throw, Men Olympic 14
  High Jump, Handicap, Men Olympic (non-medal) 2
  Discus Throw, Handicap, Men Olympic (non-medal) 2
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics Shot Put, Men Intercalated DNS HUN Gyula Strausz
  Discus Throw, Men Intercalated AC
  Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men Intercalated AC
  Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men Intercalated AC
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics Discus Throw, Men Olympic DNS HUN Gyula Strausz
  Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men Olympic DNS
  Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS