BOROS, Tamara (CRO)
Born: 19/12/1977 in Senta (SRB – former Yugoslavia)
In 2003 she became the first European woman to win a World Championship medal after ten years.
Olympic Games: Participation in 1996 – 2008
Adept at half-distance executing powerful consistent top spin play, Tamara Boros established herself as a player who could pose a major threat to Chinese excellence. Notably in 2002 she reached no.2 on the Women’s World Rankings whilst reaching the semi-final stage of the Women’s Singles event at the 2003 World Championship. It is a feat no other European woman has achieved in recent times. She was known for her strong and extremely powerful backhand topspin.
Achievements / World Championships:
2003 3rd place in Women’s Singles
Achievements / European Championships:
2002 European Champion in Women‘s Doubles (with Mihaela Steff/ROU)
2003 European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Mihaela Steff/ROU)
2005 European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Mihaela Steff/ROU)
1998 Vice European Champion in Women’s Singles
2003 Vice European Champion in Women’s Teams
2005 Vice European Champion in Women’s Teams
Mediterranean Games: Winner in 2001 / 2005
Europe TOP 12: Winner in 2002 / 2006.
International Championships / Pro Tour:
1st place in Women’s Singles:
ITTF: 2nd place 2003
ETTU: 1st place 2005