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Jay, Allan Louis Neville

JAY, ALLAN LOUIS NEVILLE (1931– ), British fencer, 1960 Olympic Silver medalist in Individual and Team Epée. Born in London, Jay attended Oxford, where he was British epée champion in 1952. He was junior sabre champion in 1953 and was named captain of the school's fencing team in 1954. In 1959, he became world foil champion, and came in second in epée, the last person to obtain two medals in the same year. Jay was also British epée champion in 1959 and 1960. He competed in the Olympics in 1952, 1956, 1960, and 1964, winning the silver medal in Team and Individual Epée in 1960. Jay was British foil champion in 1963. He also won six gold medals in foil and epée events at the 1950 and 1953 Maccabiah Games. In addition, he won the gold medal at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in the individual and team foil events.

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