Jay (left) at the 1960 Olympics
30 June 1931 |
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
One of the greatest fencers in British history, Jay competed in five Olympics in both épée and foil, winning silver medals at the 1960 Rome Olympics in individual and team épée. At the world championships, Jay won bronze in team foil in 1955, bronze in individual foil in 1957, and gold in individual foil in 1959, becoming the first British world champion in foil.
Jay is Jewish. He won three gold medals at both the 1953 Maccabiah Games and the 1957 Maccabiah Games. He was born in England, but spent much of his childhood in Australia and competed internationally in 1950 for that country. After that he returned to Britain to study law at Oxford University, and later worked as a solicitor while serving as fencing official with the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime. He is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
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- "Eight Jewish Athletes at BEG". The Canadian Jewish Chronicle. 30 July 1954.
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