Jay captured gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome
both Individual and Team Epee. Four years earlier, he finished
fourth in the Foil event at the Mexico Olympics.
No fencer in modern times has won two titles at the same
World Championships or Olympic Games, but Jay nearly did.
In 1959, he won the World Championships’ Individual
Foil title, and tied for first place in the Individual
Epee event. However, the English champion lost a barrage
and had to settle for a silver medal in Individual Epee.
He was the first fencer to finish first and second in two
weapons with electrical judging, and only fourth all-time.
other World Championships competitions, Jay took the
1957 bronze in Individual Foil, and a bronze in Team Foil
He was a silver medalist in 1965 in Team Epee.
in both the foil and epee events at the 1950 and 1953
Maccabiah Games in Israel,, capturing six gold