Gizi Farkas

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Gizi Farkas

FARKAS – LANTOS – GERVAI, Gizella (HUN)

Born: 18/11/1925 in Miskolc/HUN
Deceased: 17/06/1996 in Vienna/AUT

ITTF Hall of Fame: Induction in 1995.

A member of a family of 14; including Gizi, no less than seven represented Hungary at a range of sports. She believed it was important to establish a solid defence before progressing to develop attacking skills.

Achievements / World Championships:
1947 World Champion in Women’s Singles
1947 World Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Gertrude Pritzi/AUT)
1947 World Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Ferenc Soos/HUN)
1948 World Champion in Women’s Singles
1949 World Champion in Women’s Singles
1949 World Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Helen Elliott/SCO)
1949 World Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Ferenc Sido/HUN)
1950 World Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Ferenc Sido/HUN)
1953 World Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Angelica Rozeanu/ROU)
1954 World Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Ivan Andreadis/TCH)

Achievements / European Championships:
1958 European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Zoltan Berczik/HUN)
1960 European Champion in Women’s Teams

International Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles:
Austria: 1946 / 1947 / 1948 / 1956
England: 1947 / 1948 / 1956
Hungary: 1947 / 1948 / 1949

Hungarian National Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles: 1940 – 1944, 1946 – 1953 / 1956
1st place im Women’s Doubles: 1940 / 1942 – 1944, 1946 – 1954, 1958 / 1960
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1940 / 1943 / 1944 / 1946 – 1953 / 1956 / 1957

Hungarian National Teams Championships:
1949 Elektromos SE
1950 Vörös Meteor SE
1951 SZOT I.
1957 – 1962 Budapesti Vörös Meteor SK

Best ranking:
ITTF: 1st place 1949
ETTU: 4th place 1960

Skills

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July 9, 2015