Stellan Bengtsson

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Stellan Bengtsson

BENGTSSON II., Stellan (SWE)

Born: 26/07/1952 in Falkenberg/SWE

The first Swede and the first left hander to win the Men’s Singles title at a World Championships when he succeeded at Nagoya in 1971. He was born in Falkenberg and started to play table tennis when eight years old. An early influence on his early career was a player of the same name, Stellan Bengtsson.

Achievements / World Championships:
1971 World Champion in Men’s Singles
1973 World Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Kjell Johansson(SWE) and in Men’s Teams
1983 Vice World Champion in Men’s Teams
1975 3rd place in Men’s Teams
1977 3rd place in Men‘s Doubles (with Kjell Johansson/SWE) and in Men’s Teams
1981 3rd place in Men’s Singles

Achievements / European Championships:
1968 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1970 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1972 European Champion in Men’s Tams and in Men’s Singles
1974 European Champion in Men’s Teams
1976 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Kjell Johansson/SWE)
1980 European Champion in Men’s Teams

Europe TOP 12: Winner 1973 / 1980.

International Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles:
Czechoslovakia: 1973
England: 1972 / 1973 / 1976
France: 1971
GDR: 1973
Hungary: 1974
Sweden: 1975 + 1979
Yugoslavia: 1971

Swedish National Championships:
1st place in Singles: 1972 / 1973 / 1975, 1977 – 1980
1st place in Men’s Doubles: 1974 + 1977 with Tommy Andersson, 1978 + 1979 with Ulf Carlsson.
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1972 / 1973 / 1974 with Lena Andersson, 1976 + 1977 with Ann-Christin Hellmann,
1979 + 1980 with Eva Strömwall, 1986 with Barbro Wiktorsson.

Swedish Teams Championships:
1st place with Falkenbergs BTK: 1971 / 1972 / 1976 / 1979 / 1980 / 1986

Best rankings:
ETTU + ITTF: 1st place in 1972

Skills

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July 6, 2015