Maria Alexandru

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Maria Alexandru
Full name Maria Alexandru
Nationality  Romania
Born December 30, 1939
Playing style Shakehand grip

Maria Alexandru (née Golopenta)[2] (born 30 December 1939 in Plugova) is a former Romanian table tennis player.

Table tennis career[edit]

From 1957 to 1980 she won several medals in singles, doubles, and team events in the Table Tennis European Championships and in the World Table Tennis Championships.[3][4][5]

Between 1953 and 1979, she played in 12 World Championships, winning three gold medals[6] [7] in the doubles competition.[8]

During her active career she played for Progresul Bucharest.[8] She also won eleven English Open titles including six in the singles.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Evenimente interne" (in Romanian). Radio Iasi. Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Maria Alexandru profile". European Table Tennis Hall of Fame. 
  3. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123. 
  4. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide. 
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  6. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1. 
  7. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5. 
  8. ^ a b "Anonimatul, drama unei sportive de top" (in Romanian). Romania libera. Retrieved May 29, 2014.