Maria Alexandru

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Maria Alexandru

ALEXANDRU-GOLOPENTA, Maria (ROU)

Born: 30/12/1939 in Plugova/ROU

Born Maria Galopenta in 1939 Plugova, she married in 1960. A defensive player, she competed internationally for almost 30 years, from 1951 to 1980. At the 1953 World Championships in Budapest, she was the youngest player in the tournament.

Achievements / World Championships:
1961 World Champion in Women‘s Doubles (with Georgita Pitica/ROU)
1973 World Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Miho Hamada/JPN)
1975 World Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Shoko Takahashi/JPN)
1957 Vice World Champion in Women’s Teams
1963 Vice World Champion in Women’s Teams
1969 Vice World Champion in Women’s Teams
1969 Vice World Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Eleonora Mihalca/ROU)
1971 Vice World Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Antun Stipancic/YUG)

Achievements / European Championships:
1960 European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Angelica Rozeanu/ROU)
1960 European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Gheorge Cobirzan/ROU)
1966 European Champion in Women’s Singles
1967 European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Liana Mihut/ROU)
1964 Vice European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Ella Zeller-Constantinescu/ROU)
1968 Vice European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Dorin Giurgiuca/ROU)
1974 Vice European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Alice Grofova/TCH)
1976 Vice European Champion in Women’s Singles
1980 Vice European Champion in Women‘s Doubles (with Liana Mihut/ROU)

International Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles:
Austria: 1962
Czechoslovakia: 1962 / 1969 / 1971
England: 1963 / 1964 / 1970 / 1971 / 1972 / 1974
France: 1974
Germany: 1963 / 1964 / 1966
Hungary: 1960
Italy: 1978
Romania: 1962 / 1964 / 1970 / 1972
Yugoslavia: 1967 / 1968 / 1969 / 1971

Romanian National Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles: 1962-165, 1967-1976, 1979
1st place in Women’s Doubles: 1962-1969, 1971-1978
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1960, 1962, 1964-1967, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979

Best rankings:
ITTF: 1st place in 1965
ETTU: 1st place in 1964

Skills

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July 1, 2015