Biljana Golić

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Biba Golić
Full name Biljana Golić
Nationality  Serbia
Born (1977-11-09) November 9, 1977 (age 36)
Senta, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing style Right-handed, All round player
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

Biljana "Biba" Golić (Serbian Cyrillic: Биљана "Биба" Голић) (born 9 November 1977 in Senta, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian table tennis player.

Early career[edit]

Biba Golic began playing table tennis at age 9, becoming a member of the Serbian National Cadet team at age 12. She continued playing in the Serbia senior national system for 10 years.[1] Biba became the Balkan Champion in Mixed Doubles, a 2-time Yugoslavian Singles Champion and the Mediterranean Doubles Champion.

In 2002 she joined the Bundes League in Germany, where she played for one year. Biba is a Killerspin Krew (Athletes sponsored by Killerspin) member.

Collegiate career[edit]

Biba attended Texas Wesleyan University for 18 months, on an athletic scholarship. At Texas Wesleyan, Biba became the National Collegiate Champion in singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team tabletennis, and was also named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

She transferred to the Illinois Institute of Technology, and was the No. 2 ranked NCAA women's player.

Recent career[edit]

Since becoming one of the anchors of the "Killerspin Krew," Biba has used her talents to play competitively, as well as to serve as a spokesperson and heighten the popularity and awareness of the sport. Often called the "Anna Kournikova of table tennis," Biba was named as one of the "Sexiest Women in Sports" by ESPN in 2005.

She has regularly participated in special events, where she performs spectacular exhibition matches, and has made numerous appearances on television news and profile shows, and most recently in Hollywood feature films.

Some of her recent film and television appearances include:

As well as being featured in publications such as Time Magazine and Rolling Stone. The character Oksana Svedlovigoba in the story arc Paint The Line, by Penny Arcade was based on her.

Results and Accomplishments[edit]

  • Portland Open Champion
  • California Open Champion
  • Ohio Open Champion
  • US National Collegiate No. 2
  • US National Collegiate Champion – Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles & Team 2003
  • Yugoslavian Champion - Single (twice)
  • Yugoslavian Champion - Team (twice)
  • Yugoslavian Champion - Mixed Doubles (twice)
  • Balkan Champion- Mixed Doubles
  • Balkan Champion - Woman's Singles
  • Second Place Balkan - Woman's Doubles
  • Mediterranean Champion - Woman's Doubles
  • Third place - Bulgarian Open- Singles
  • Third place -European Junior Championships
  • First place - Yugoslavian TOP-12
  • Mediterranean Champion - Woman's Doubles[2]

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