Helen Elliot

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Helen Elliot
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Helen Elliott at the 1952 World Table Tennis Championships, Bombay, India. She won the Bronze in Women's doubles.
Personal information
Full nameHelen Elliott
Nationality Scotland
Born(1927-01-20)January 20, 1927
Edinburgh
Died(2013-01-12)January 12, 2013

Helen Elliot (20 January 1927 – 12 January 2013)[1] was an international table tennis player from Scotland.

Table tennis career[edit]

Helen started playing table tennis aged 16. In 1946 she won the first of 13 consecutive Scottish Open women's singles titles and was capped by Scotland the following year.[2] From 1948 to 1957 she won seven medals in the World Table Tennis Championships.[3]

The seven medals included two golds at the 1949 World Table Tennis Championships and 1950 World Table Tennis Championships in the women's doubles where she partnered Gizi Farkas and Dora Beregi respectively.[4]

She also won two English Open titles.

Personal life[edit]

She coached at Butlins Holiday Camps with Johnny Leach. She married and became Helen Hamilton-Elliot and was President of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Helen (Elliott) HAMILTON passed away". ettu.org. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  2. ^ a b "Obituary". West Lothian Table Tennis Club.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2011-07-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.