Istvan Jonyer

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Istvan Jonyer

JONYER, Istvan (HUN)

Born: 04/08/1950 in Miskolc/HUN

The master of playing at half distance, the ability to change the direction of his top play was a major key to his success. He was often a slow starter and took time to find a rhythm to his play. His trademark was the “Jónyer-kifli” – a Hungarian expression for a kind of bread shaped like a banana referring to the half circle of the forehand topspin he often used.

Achievements / World Championships:
1971 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Tibor Klampar/HUN)
1975 World Champion in Men’s Singles
1975 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Gabor Gergely/HUN)
1979 World Champion in Men’s Teams
1973 2nd place in Men’s Doubles (with Tibor Klampar/HUN)
1979 2nd place in Men’s Doubles (with Tibor Klampar/HUN)
1981 2nd place in Men’s Teams
1983 3rd place in Men’s Teams

Achievements / European Championships:
1972 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Peter Rozsas/HUN)
1974 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Tibor Klampar/HUN)
1976 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1982 European Champion in Men’s Teams

EUROPE TOP 12: Winner in 1974.

International Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles:
Belgium: 1972
Czechoslovakia: 1974
France: 1972

Hungarian National Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles: 1968 / 1970 / 1974 / 1975 / 1977 / 1978
1st place in Men’s Doubles: 1967 with Zoltan Berczik, 1970 – 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979 with Tibor Klampar,
1975 / 1982 with Gabor Gergely.
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1968 with Eva Koczian, 1969 with Beatrix Kishazi, 1970 with Angela Papp,
1971, 1972, 1974, 1975 with Judit Magos, 1982 with Gabriella Szabo.

Hungarian Teams Championships:
1st place with Budapesti Spartacus SC: 1970 / 1971 / 1973 / 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1981 / 1983.

Best rankings:
ITTF + ETTU: 1st place in 1975

Skills

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July 1, 2015