Yakov Rylsky

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Yakov Rylsky
Personal information
Born (1928-10-25)25 October 1928
Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, East Kazakhstan Region
Died 9 December 1999(1999-12-09) (aged 71)
Moscow, Russia
Sport Fencing

Yakov Anufrievich Rylsky (Russian: Яков Ануфриевич Рыльский) (October 25, 1928, in the village of Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, East Kazakhstan Region – December 9, 1999, in Moscow)[1] was a Jewish sabre fencer of the Soviet Union.[2] He competed in three Olympiads, and won two medals for the Soviet Union's fencing team.[3][4]

Fencing career[edit]

Rylsky began fencing in 1950. He was a member of the USSR National Team between 1953 and 1966.[5]

Rylsky was the Soviet sabre champion from 1954–1958. In 1963, he was the winner of the Dantzer Cup in Paris. He was a Merited Master of Sport in the Soviet Union.

Rylsky trained at Dynamo in Moscow.[6]

World championships[edit]

Rylsky was a 3-time gold medalist in individual sabre at the World Championships (1958, 1961, and 1963).[1]


Rylsky competed in the individual and team sabre events at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. In the team competition, Rylsky and his teammates lost to Poland (9–7) and Hungary (9–7) in the final pool, but won the bronze medal by beating France in the third-place match. Rylsky was eliminated in the second round of the individual competition.

Rylsky participated in individual and team events at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. They finished fifth in the team event, and Rylsky reached the finals in the individual competition and finished eighth.

In Rylsky's final Olympiad appearance, at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, he won a gold medal in the team sabre event. He finished fourth in the individual event.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Russian) Article on Yakov Rylsky in Sovetsky Sport newspaper
  2. ^ Joseph M. Siegman. The International Jewish Sports Hall ... Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Yakov Rylsky". databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Yakov Rylsky Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ (in Russian) Profile at the Russian Fencing Federation
  6. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 576.