István Jónyer

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István Jónyer
Full name Jónyer, István
Nationality  Hungary

István Jónyer (born 4 August 1950 in Miskolc) is a male former international table tennis player from Hungary.

Table tennis career[edit]

He was one of the most dominant players of the sport in the 1970s and famous for inventing the sidespin loop shot. From 1968 to 1983 he won several medals in singles, doubles, and team events in the World Table Tennis Championships and in the Table Tennis European Championships. He is a 4-time World Champion and 4-time European Champion. [1]

The eight World Championship medals[2] [3] included four gold medals; one in the men's singles, one in the men's team event and two in the men's doubles with Tibor Klampár and Gábor Gergely.[4] [5]

He also won an English Open title.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123.
  3. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  4. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  5. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.