Agnes Simon

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Agnes Simon
Agnes Simon 1962.jpg
Agnes Simon in 1962
Personal information
Full name Ágnes Simon-Almási
Nationality  Hungary  Netherlands  West Germany
Born 21 June 1935

Agnes Simon (née Almási on 21 June 1935) is a former female table tennis player from Hungary. After the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, she fled to Sweden to seek political asylum, together with her husband and coach Béla Simon. [1][2] They were accepted in the Netherlands and then in West Germany; thus Simon competed for the Netherlands in 1959–1960 and for West Germany since 1962. From 1953 to 1976, she won several medals in singles, doubles, and team events in the Table Tennis European Championships and in the World Table Tennis Championships.[3]

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  1. ^ "Hungarian Table Tennis Star Again Seeks Asylum From Reds". The Hartford Courant. 21 March 1957. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "ATHLETE ASKS ASYLUM; Hungarian Table Tennis Star Seeks to Join Husband". The New York Times. 20 March 1957. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  3. ^ SIMON-ALMASI Agnes (FRG).