Andrzej Grubba

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Andrzej Grubba
Full name Andrzej Grubba
Nationality  Poland
Born (1958-05-14)May 14, 1958
Brzeźno Wielkie, Poland
Died July 21, 2005(2005-07-21) (aged 47)
Sopot, Poland

Andrzej Grubba (May 14, 1958 in Brzeźno Wielkie – July 21, 2005 in Sopot) was a Polish table tennis player.

Grubba was born in Brzeźno Wielkie near Starogard Gdański. He was the recipient of numerous medals for the world competition in table tennis as well as for the European competition.

He was one of the best players in this field of sport in Polish history, together with Alojzy Ehrlich. Three times he was awarded bronze medals during the World Competition - in 1989 for single play, in 1985 for team tournament, in 1987 for double play with Leszek Kucharski. Three times Grubba took part in the Olympic Games. In 1988 he won World Cup, in 1985 and 1989 he had 2nd place and in 1987 he was 3rd, in singles. In doubles Cup, with Leszek Kucharski had 3rd place. One of the things Grubba was best known for was his ability to change playing hands mid-rally. He died of cancer leaving his wife and two children.

Trivia[edit]

"The hall of fame induction ceremony of Andrzej Grubba" was the first occasion that Dwight Schrute, a character from The Office, ever left Pennsylvania (season four, episode eight).

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Awards
Preceded by
Poland Zdzisław Hoffmann
Polish Sportspersonality of the Year
1984
Succeeded by
Poland Lech Piasecki