Valentina Popova

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Valentina Popova

POPOVA, Valentina (URS/SVK)

Born: 21/11/1960 in Szumgait/URS

Valentina Popova is a former Soviet Union and then Slovakian national player.

Olympic Games: Participation in 1988 – 1996.

Born in Azerbaijan, Valentina Popova became a member of the Soviet Union’s National Team; she was noted for her good anticipation for being able to keep the ball on the table certainty and her ability to counter attack. Later she represented the Slovak Republic at international competitions.

Achievements / European Championships for Slovak Republic:
1994 3rd place in Mixed Doubles (with Jaromir Truksa/SVK)

Achievements / European Championships for Soviet Union:
1976 European Champion in Women’s Teams
1980 European Champion in Women’s Teams
1980 European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Narine Antonyan/URS)
1980 European Champion in Women’s Singles
1984 European Champion in Women’s Teams
1984 European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Jacques Secretin/FRA)
1984 European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Narine Antonyan/URS)
1984 European Champion in Women’s Singles
1988 European Champion in Women’s Teams

International Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles:
Poland: 1981

Soviet Union National Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles:
1977 – 1981 / 1987

Slovakian National Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles: 1994 /1995 / 1996 / 1998 / 2000
1st place in Women’s Doubles: 1996 – 2001 with Zuzana Poliackova
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1996 / 1997 with Jaromir Truksa

Best ranking:
ITTF: 7th place 1980
ETTU: 1st place 1980

Skills

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July 9, 2015