Gyula Strausz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games • Non-starter
Full nameGyula László János•Strausz
Used nameGyula•Strausz
Born26 February 1880
Died18 March 1949 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsBEAC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC 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 – 11.10 (1906), DT – 38.04 (1904), JT – 53.24 (1908)


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Gyula Strausz
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 10
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 HUN Gyula Strausz
Shot Put, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Intercalated) AC
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Intercalated) AC
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) AC
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Gyula Strausz
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) DNS
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS