Gertrude Pritzi

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Gertrude Pritzi

PRITZI, Gertrude (AUT)

Born: 15/01/1920 in Vienna/AUT
Deceased: 21/10/1968 in Vienna/AUT.

ITTF Hall of Fame: Induction 2011

Trude Pritzi excelled in the years immediately before and immediately after World War Two. Known for her defensive skills, she was renowned for her incredible patience; attacking was not her forte. It is believed she played more expedite matches than any other player.

Achievements / World Championships:
1937 World Champion (Co-Champion with Ruth H. Aarons/USA) in Singles
1938 World Champion in Singles
1939 World Champion in Women’s Teams representing Germany (with Hilde Bussmann)
1939 World Champion in Women’s Doubles representing Germany (with Hilde Bussmann)
1947 World Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Gizella Farkas/HUN)

International Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles:
Austria: 1936 / 1949 / 1951
Belgium: 1950
Czechoslovakia: 1938 / 1946 / 1947 / 1948 / 1949
England: 1951
Germany: 1937 / 1938 / 1939
Ireland: 1949
Switzerland: 1950 + 1956
Yugoslavia: 1950

Austrian/German National Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles: 1936 – 1944, 1946 – 1949, 1951 – 1953, 1955
1st place in Women’s Doubles: 1940 / 1941 / 1942 / 1946 / 1947 / 1948 / 1954 / 1955
1st place in Mixed doubles: 1936 / 1940 / 1941 / 1943 / 1944 / 1946 / 1947 / 1948 / 1949 / 1951 / 1952

Best rankings:
1938: 1st place ITTF
1950+1951: 4th place ITTF

Skills

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July 1, 2015