Sol Schiff

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Sol Schiff
Full nameSolomon Joseph Schiff
Nationality United States
BornJune 28, 1917
Manhattan, New York
DiedFebruary 26, 2012
Brooklyn, New York

Solomon Joseph Schiff (June 28, 1917 – February 26, 2012)[1] was an Jewish-American table tennis player from New York.

Table tennis career[edit]

From 1937 to 1947 he won four medals in doubles and team events in the World Table Tennis Championships.[2][3]

The four World Championship medals[4] included two gold medals; one in the doubles with Jimmy McClure at the 1938 World Table Tennis Championships and one in the team event at the 1937 World Table Tennis Championships.[5][6] He also won an English Open title.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hevesi, Dennis. "Sol Schiff, 'Mr. Table Tennis,' Dies at 94". New York Times. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
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  3. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123.
  4. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  5. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  6. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.