ELECTED MEMBERS
   
Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
ANNA SIPOS

Sport: Table Tennis
Inducted: 1996
Country: Hungary
Born: April 3, 1908
Died: 1988

Anna Sipos won 11 gold medals in World Championship table tennis competition. She is ranked the second best women’s player of her era.

Among Sipos’s many championships are the World Singles title in consecutive years—1932 and 1933, the World Doubles championship in six consecutive years (with M. Mednyanszky)—
1929 through 1934, and the World Mixed Doubles championships
with Istvan Kelen in 1929 and with Victor Barna in 1932 and 1935.

Sipos was the first female player to use the penholder grip, but changed to the shakehand grip in 1932. After changing her grip, she was able to defeat her old nemesis and doubles partner,
Mednyanszky.

In all, Sipos won 21 medals in World Championship competitions.

 
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