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Tibor Nyilas

Full name: Tibor Andrew Nyilas
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: June 3, 1914 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: May 19, 1986 in Bayside, Queens, New York, United States
Affiliations: Salle Santelli, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Tibor Nyilas began fencing as a youth at the Salle Santelli, the salle d'armes of Italo Santelli, the preeminent sabre coach of all-time. Because of the unstable political climate in Hungary in 1939, Nyilas decided to emigrate to the United States. A 1937 graduate of a Hungarian medical college, he first took up an appointment in St. Louis, but soon moved to New York where he became a general practitioner. Nyilas was a member of four U.S. Olympic teams consecutively from 1948. His best individual finish was seventh in sabre in 1948. At the 1960 Olympics, he won all four of his bouts in the team sabre semi-final match against the Soviets, enabling the U.S. to advance to the final and place fourth, the last time we have done so well. Nyilas won the AFLA national championship seven times in individual sabre and once in three weapon. He was also a member of 12 national championship teams, fencing for either Salle Santelli or the New York AC. At the 1951 Pan American Games, he won three gold medals – in sabre individual, sabre team (with Frederick Weber, George Worth, Nate Lubell, Byron Krieger, and Joe de Capriles), and foil team (with Ed Vebell, Albert Wolff, Byron Krieger, Nate Lubell, and Joe de Capriles). Nyilas again won gold with the sabre team at the 1955 Pan American Games (with George Worth, Dick Dyer, and Allan Kwartler) and at the 1959 Pan American Games (with Allan Kwartler, Robert Blum, George Worth, and the non-Olympians Walter Farber and William Goering).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 7
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 4
1956 Summer 42 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 5 p3 r2/4
1956 Summer 42 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 5T
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 4

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool 7 1948-08-13 2 5 20 31
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #6 2 1948-08-13 Gerevich (HUN) 5, Nyilas (USA) 1 1
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #11 2 1948-08-13 Pinton (ITA) 5, Nyilas (USA) 4 4
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #17 2 1948-08-13 Kovács (HUN) 5, Nyilas (USA) 1 1
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #20 2 1948-08-13 Lefèvre (FRA) 5, Nyilas (USA) 3 3
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #22 2 1948-08-13 Worth (USA) 5, Nyilas (USA) 1 1
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #26 1 1948-08-13 Nyilas (USA) 5, Darè (ITA) 4 5
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout #27 1 1948-08-13 Nyilas (USA) 5, Haro (MEX) 2 5
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 4 1948-08-13 4 3
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1948-08-13 5 1 16
1956 Summer 42 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 5 1956-12-05 2 19 25
1956 Summer 42 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1956-12-05 5 25 13

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool 3 1948-08-11 1 2 24 23
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 2 1948-08-11 ITA 8/61, USA 8/59 8/59 3
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 1 1948-08-11 Nyilas (USA) 5, Turcato (ITA) 3 5
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 1 1948-08-11 Nyilas (USA) 5, Darè (ITA) 0 5
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 2 1948-08-11 Racca (ITA) 5, Nyilas (USA) 3 3
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 1 1948-08-11 Nyilas (USA) 5, Pinton (ITA) 4 5
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1948-08-11 USA 10, BEL 5 10 3
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1948-08-11 Nyilas (USA) 5, Laermans (BEL) 2 5
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1948-08-11 Nyilas (USA) 5, Yves (BEL) 2 5
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1948-08-11 Nyilas (USA) 5, Bayot (BEL) 3 5
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1948-08-11 de Bourguignon (BEL) 5, Nyilas (USA) 3 3
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1948-08-11 2 0 20 7
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-11 USA 11, FRA 5 11 3
1948 Summer 34 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-11 USA 9, NED 2 9 3
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1952-07-30 2 0 19 11
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1952-07-30 USA 9, GBR 5 9 2
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1952-07-30 USA 10, POL 6 10 2
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1952-07-29 1 0 11 5
1952 Summer 38 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1952-07-29 USA 11, GER 5 11 3
1956 Summer 42 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 3 1956-12-03 0 2 7 19
1956 Summer 42 Melbourne Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-12-03 POL 10, USA 6 6 3
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-09-10 0 1 3 9
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-09-10 POL 9, USA 3 3 1
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, Piątkowski (POL) 4 5
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-09-10 Ochyra (POL) 5, Nyilas (USA) 3 3
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-09-10 Pawłowski (POL) 5, Nyilas (USA) 3 3
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two NC 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) Not contested, Zabłocki (POL) Not contested
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1960-09-10 1 0 8 8
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1960-09-10 USA 8/68, URS 8/65 8/68 4
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, Cherepovskiy (URS) 3 5
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, Asatiani (URS) 4 5
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, Tyshler (URS) 4 5
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, Rylsky (URS) 3 5
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 2 0 25 6
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 USA 16, MAR 0 16 4
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, El-Fassy (MAR) 2 5
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, Sebti (MAR) 4 5
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, Ben Joullon (MAR) 1 5
1960 Summer 46 Roma Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-10 Nyilas (USA) 5, Ben Gualid (MAR) 1 5