|Full name||Andrzej Grubba|
May 14, 1958|
Brzeźno Wielkie, Poland
July 21, 2005 (aged 47)|
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 also won two English Open titles.
He died of cancer leaving a wife and two children.
In The Office episode "The Deposition" character Dwight mentions Andrzej Grubba as one of his table tennis heroes.
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