Tamara Boroš

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Tamara Boroš
Nationality Croatia
Born (1977-12-19) December 19, 1977 (age 41)
Highest ranking2[1]

Tamara Boroš (born December 19, 1977) is a table tennis player competing for Croatia. She is one of the relatively rare European players who competed at the highest level of the sport together with the players from the Far East.

Boroš was born in Senta, SAP Vojvodina, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. As a junior, she played for the local table tennis club STK Senta.[2] After the outbreak of Yugoslav Wars in 1991, she stayed in Sweden, finally settling in Zagreb, Croatia with her parents in 1993.[3][4] Neven Cegnar became her new coach.

Boroš was the World's number 2 player in 2002. At the World Championship in Paris in 2003 she won the bronze medal, and became the first European to win a WC medal after ten years.[5] Only three non-Asian players won medals at the World Championship between 1973 and 2005.

She won 12 medals at the European Table Tennis Championships. In 1998 she won silver, and in 2000, 2002 and 2005 she won the bronze medal in women's singles. She is a three-time European Champion in women's doubles (2002, 2003 and 2005). With the Croatian national team she won silver medals in 2003 and 2005, and bronze in 2000, 2008 and 2009.

At the Mediterranean Games she won a gold medal in 2001 and 2005, and a silver medal in 1997 in the women's singles event. She won a gold medal in 1997 in the women's doubles event.

Boroš retired from competitive table tennis in 2012. As of 2013, she is a table tennis coach at the Werner Schlager Academy [de] in Vienna.[4][6]


  1. ^ http://etthof.org/project/tamara-boros/
  2. ^ "O Nama" (in Serbian). Stonoteniski klub - Senta. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  3. ^ Bojan Vinek (February 2004). "Tamara Boroš, najbolja hrvatska stolnotenisačica: Najveća prijetnja Kineskinjama". Olimp (in Croatian) (11). Croatian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  4. ^ a b https://www.vecernji.hr/premium/tamara-boros-ikona-pingica-na-kineskoj-crnoj-listi-912251
  5. ^ http://www.ittf.com/ittf_stats/All_events3.asp?ID=829
  6. ^ http://dorakurimay.com/blog/interview-with-tamara-boros-former-worlds-number-2-table-tennis-player-the-key-to-success-positive-mental-attitude/

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