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Anna Sipos

Anna Sipos
Full name SIPOS Anna
Nationality  Hungary

Anna Sipos (born April 3, 1908 in Hungary; died in 1988) was a Hungarian table tennis player. She won 21 medals in the World Table Tennis Championships.[1]

Table Tennis Career

Sipos won 11 gold medals in World Championships. She is ranked the 2nd best women’s player of her era.

Among Sipos’s won many World Singles championships consecutively — 1932 and 1933, the World Doubles championship in six consecutive years (with Mária Mednyánszky) — 1929–34, and the World Mixed Doubles championships with Istvan Kelen in 1929 and with Viktor Barna in 1932 and 1935.

Sipos was the first female player to use the penholder grip, but changed to the shakehand grip in 1932. After changing her grip, she was able to defeat her old nemesis and doubles partner, Mednyánszky.

Halls of Fame

Sipos was inducted into the International Table Tennis Foundation Hall of Fame in 1993.[2]

Sipos, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.[3]


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  2. ^ ".". Archived from the original on 17 June 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Anna Sipos". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 

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