Kjell Johansson

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Kjell Johansson

JOHANSSON, Kjell (SWE)

Born: 25/01/1947 in Västeras/SWE
Deceased: 24/10/2011

The “Hammer”, a name he gained as the result of the way he held the racket; his forehand being one of the most powerful in the world of table tennis. Great powers of concentration, played 236 times for the Swedish National team.

Achievements:
World Championships:
1967 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Hans Alser/SWE)
1969 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Hans Alser/SWE)
1973 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Stellan Bengtsson II/SWE) and in Men’s Teams
1973 Vice World Champion in Men’s Singles (lost final against Xi Enting/CHN)
1963 3rd place in Men’s Teams
1967 3rd place in Men’s Teams
1975 3rd place in Men’s Teams
1977 3rd place in Men’s Teams and Men’s Doubles (with Stellan Bengtssson II/SWE)

European Championships:
1964 European Champion in Men’s Teams and Men’s Singles
1966 European Champion in Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles (with Hans Alser/SWE) and Men’s Teams.
1968 – 1974 European Champion jn Men’s Teams
1976 European Champion in Men’s Teams and Men‘s Doubles (with Stellan Bengtsson II/SWE)

Europe Top 12: Winner in 1975

International Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles:
Soviet Union: 1965
Czechoslovakia: 1965 / 1966 / 1967 / 1972 / 1977
England: 1974
Finland: 1974
GDR: 1969
FRG: 1972 / 1974 / 1976
Hungary: 1963 / 1969 / 1973
Netherlands: 1965
Sweden: 1971 / 1972
Switzerland: 1964
USA: 1974 / 1975

Swedish National Championships:
Men’s Singles: 1964 / 1966 / 1969 / 1971 / 1974 / 1976
Men’s Doubles: 1963 – 1968, 1970 / 1972 (with Hans Alser), 1976 (with Ake Grönlund)
Mixed Doubles: 1965 / 1966 (with Lena Rundström)

Swedish Teams Championships:
1st place 1965 with IF Eskilstuna
1st place 1967 with Sölvesborgs BTK
1st place 1974 / 1975 / 1977 with Mölndals BTK

Best rankings:
ITTF: 2nd in 1974
ETTU: 1st in 1965-1966

Skills

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July 6, 2015