Szabados was one of the two most successful table tennis
his time, the other being Viktor Barna.
Szabados won 15 World Championship
titles, including the World Singles
crown in 1931.
From 1928 to 1935, Szabados captured
six World Doubles titles 1929 to
1932 and 1934 to 1935 with Barna, three
Mixed Doubles in 1930, 1931, and 1934
with M. Mednyanszky, and five times
he was a member of the Hungarian
World Championship (Swaythling Cup)
Team—1929 through 1931, 1934, and 1935. In 1931,
the Hungarian table tennis
star won all four World events—men’s
Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and
the Swaythling Cup.
In 1937, Szabados and countryman
Istvan Kelen embarked on a two-year
exhibition tour of the Far East and
South America, eventually settling in
Australia. There he won numerous national
titles while devoting himself to
the development of table tennis down