Leah Neuberger

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Leah Thall-Neuberger
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born(1915-12-17)December 17, 1915
Died(1993-01-25)January 25, 1993

Leah Thall-Neuberger (December 17, 1915 in Columbus, Ohio – January 25, 1993), nicknamed Miss Ping, was an American table tennis player. She was ranked the # 3 table tennis player in the world in 1951.[1]

Table tennis career[edit]

Her six World Championship medals[2] included a gold medal in the mixed doubles at the 1956 World Table Tennis Championships with Erwin Klein.[3] [4] Her partners for the three bronze medals in the doubles were Davida Hawthorn, Thelma Thall and Peggy Ichkoff respectively.[5]

Neuberger won the United States national championships nine times as a single player, twelve times in doubles, and eight times in mixed doubles. She also won 41 times at the Canadian championships. She served on the Canadian team that travelled to the People’s Republic of China in 1971 on the Ping-Pong Diplomacy Tour.[6] She also won two English Open titles.

Halls of Fame[edit]

Neuberger, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. She was also a member of the US Table Tennis Hall of Fame. [6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  2. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123.
  3. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  4. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  5. ^ "Women's doubles results" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation.
  6. ^ a b "Leah Thall-Neuberger". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 3 April 2014.

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