Zoja Rudnova

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Zoja Rudnova

RUDNOVA, Zoja (URS)

Born: 19/08/1946 in Moscow (URS)
Deceased: 12/03/2014 in Moscow (URS)

Born in Moscow in 1946, Zoya Rudnova was the player who was described as the player who learned from the Asians and from whom the Asian learned. She was in real terms the first European pen-hold grip player. Right handed, her powerful attacking style of play very much set a new trend.

Achievements / World Championships:
1969 World Champion in Women’s Doubes (with Svetlana Grinberg/URS)
1969 World Champion in Women’s Teams
1967 Vice World Champion in Women’s Teams
1967 3rd place in Women‘s Singles, Women’s Doubles (with Svetlana Grinberg/URS) and Mixed Doubles (with Anatoly Amelin/URS)

Achievements / European Championships:
1968 European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Stanislav Gomozkov/URS)
1970 European Champion in Women’s Teams
1970 European Champion in Women’s Singles
1970 European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Svetlana Grinberg/URS)
1970 European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Stanislav Gomozkov/URS)
1972 European Champion In Women’s Singles
1972 European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Stanislav Gomozkov/URS)
1974 European Champion in Women’s Teams
1974 European Champion in Mixed Doubles (with Stanislav Gomozkov/URS)
1976 European Champion in Women’s Teams

EUROPE TOP 12: Winner in 1974 (Trollhättan/SWE)

International Championships:
1st place in Womens’s Singles:
Austria: 1968
Czechoslovakia: 1967
England: 1969
GDR: 1967
FRG: 1970 + 1972
Hungary: 1974
Sweden: 1967
Switzerland: 1968
Soviet Union: 1967 / 1968 / 1969 / 1971 / 1976

Soviet Union National Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles: 1965 / 1966 7 1971 / 1972 / 1973 / 1974

Best rankings:
ITTF: 2nd place in 1970
ETTU: 1st place in 1970

Skills

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July 6, 2015