David Zalcberg

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David Zalcberg ([zaltsberg]?) (born 4 May 1981, Melbourne, Victoria) is a left-handed Australian former table tennis player.[1][2][3]

Table tennis career[edit]

Zalcberg began playing table tennis at age of 12.[4] He represented Australia at the 1997 Maccabiah Games in Israel. He was part of the Australian delegation that was involved in the tragic bridge collapse during the opening ceremony of the games.

In 2003, Zalcberg competed in the World Table Tennis Championships in singles. He competed with the Australian national team in the 2004 World Teams Championships. They finished 37th.[4]

Career highlights[edit]



  • Australian Under 20 Singles & Doubles Champion 2001
  • Australian Men's Doubles Champion 2005

Highest rankings[edit]

  • National: 4th Singles 2004. 1st Doubles 2005.
  • International: World Teams Championships 2004 – ranked 37th


Zalcberg was named Maccabi Australia sportsman of the year in March 2007.


  • Goldberg, Dan (12 August 2008). "Maccabiah bridge collapse survivor beats the odds to reach Beijing". Jewish Telegraph Agency. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2008.
  1. ^ "Zalcberg tables Games desire". Herald Sun. 11 June 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  2. ^ "David Zalcberg: Balancing act for dedicated student – 2008 Beijing Olympic Games". ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Aussies through to table tennis semis". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 24 March 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  4. ^ a b "David Zalcberg". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  5. ^ Levi, Joshua (15 March 2007). "Zalcberg named sportsman of the year". Australian Jewish News. Archived from the original on 24 June 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2014.

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