Tibor Házi

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Tibor Házi (Hoffmann)
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Full nameTibor Házi (Hoffmann)
NationalityFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Born(1912-02-09)February 9, 1912
Died1999

Tibor Házi born Tibor Hoffmann, [1] (February 9, 1912 – 1999), was a male international table tennis player from Hungary. [2]

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Sports career

He won nine medals in singles, doubles, and team events in the World Table Tennis Championships from the 1932 World Table Tennis Championships to 1938 World Table Tennis Championships. [3]

The nine medals included three team gold medals. [4] [5] [3] After settling in the United States he continued to play for thirty years.

Personal life

He was born as Tibor Hoffmann in 1912 but as Hungarian society became anti-Semitic he changed his name to Házi. [6]

He married her fellow international player Magda Gál in 1937 and in 1939 they fled to the United States because of their Jewish origins and they settled in Bethesda, Maryland. Gál died in 1990 aged 83 and Házi died in 1999. [6]

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References

  1. "Tibor Hazi Hoffman and Magda Gal". YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
  2. http://www.ittf.com/ittf_stats/All_events3.asp?ID=2774
  3. 1 2 "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  4. Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN   0-316-72645-1.
  5. Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312 . Guinness Superlatives. ISBN   0-85112-492-5.
  6. 1 2 "Hall of Fame". Team USA.