GERGELY, Gabor (HUN)
Born: 21/06/1953 in Budapest/HUN.
The man for the crisis; when Hungary won the Men’s Team event at the World Championships in 1979 in Pyongyang, Zoltan Berczik, the coach, selected him for the vital decisive matches against China, both in the first stage and in the final. Among the first players who frequent used backhand topspin during the rallies.
Achievements / World Championships:
1979 World Champion in Men’s Teams
1975 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Istvan Jonyer/HUN)
1981 2nd place in Men’s Teams
1983 3rd place in Men’s Teams
Achievements / European Championships:
1978 European Champion in Men’s Singles
1978 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Milan Orlowski/CZE)
1978 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1982 European Champion in Men’s Teams
EUROPE TOP 12: Winner in 1978.
1st place in Men’s Singles:
Soviet Union: 1974
Hungarian National Championships:
1st place in Men’s Doubles: 1975 / 1982 with Istvan Jonyer
Hungarian Teams Championships:
1st place with Budapesti Vasutas SC: 1972 / 1974 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1982 / 1984 / 1988
ITTF + ETTU: 3rd place in 1979