Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Table Tennis
Inducted: 1981
Country: Romania
Born: October 15, 1921 in Bucharest, Romania
Died: February 21, 2005

Angelica 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.

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