Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Table Tennis
Inducted: 1987
Country: Hungary
Born: 1912
Died: 1962

Szabados and Barna

Miklos Szabados was one of the two most successful table tennis players of 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 under.

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