Adelstein-Rozeanu is considered the world’s greatest
female table tennis player in history.
She won 17 World titles, including
six straight Singles championships
from 1950 to 1955. She took the World
Women’s Doubles title three times—in
1953 with Giselle Farkas of Hungary
and in 1954 and 1955 with Ella Zeller of
Romania, and the World Mixed Doubles
crown three times—1951, with Bohumil
Vana of Czechoslovakia, and in
1952 and 1953, with Ferenc Sido of Hungary.
Adelstein-Rozeanu was the first
Romanian woman to win a World title in any sport. She first
won the Romanian
National Women’s Championship
in 1936 and captured it every year until
1957 (excluding the war years 1940
through 1945, when she did not compete).
From 1950 to 1960, Rozeanu served
as president of the Romanian Table
Tennis Commission. In 1954, she was
presented the highest sports distinction
in Romania—the title of Merited Master
of Sport. She also received four Order
of Work honors from her government.
Rozeanu moved to Israel
in 1960, and in 1961 won the Maccabiah Games
Table Tennis Championship.