SCHLAGER, Werner (AUT)
Born: 28/09/1972 in Wiener Neustadt (AUT)
Olympic Games: Participation in 1996 – 2012.
Advised not to follow table tennis as a career by members of his national association; he proved the doubters wrong. Often deep in thought, he was the supreme tactician; he thought a step ahead, always tried to predict the steps of his opponents more than other players did.
Achievements / World Championships:
2003 World Champion in Men’s Singles
1999 3rd place in Men’s Singles
Achievements / European Championships:
2005 European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Karl Jindrak/AUT)
2003 European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Krisztina Toth/HUN)
2009 Vice European Champion in Men’s Singles
2008 Vice European Champion in Men’s Doubles (with Trinko Keen/NED)
2005 Vice European Champion in Men’s Teams
Europe TOP 12: Winner in 2000 / 2008.
World Cup: 2nd place in 1999 (Xiaolan/CHN)
International Championships / Pro Tour:
1st place in Men’s Singles:
Winner in 2008 with SVS Niederösterreich/AUT.
Team: W. Schlager, Ryu Seung Min, Chen Weixing, Daniel Habesohn
Austrian National Championships:
1st place in Men’s Singles: 1995 – 2006
1st place in Men’s Doubles: 1990 / 1991 / 1992 / 1995 / 1996 / 1998 / 1999 / 2001 / 2003 / 2004
with Karl Jindrak, 2006 with Chen Weixing.
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1994 / 1997 with Karin Albustin, 2001 / 2004 with Judit Herczig, 2002 with Liu Jia.
ITTF: 1st place 2003