Toshiaki Tanaka at the 1955 World Championships
|Born||24 February 1935|
|Died||6 February 1998(aged 62)|
Table tennis career
He also won an English Open title.
The nine World Championship medals included five gold medals; two in the singles at the 1955 World Table Tennis Championships and 1957 World Table Tennis Championships and three in the team event for Japan. 
After the 1955 World Championships Tanaka became popular in the Netherlands, where on 30 May 1969 Rien van Thoor and Marius van Rijckevorsel established the table tennis club TTV Tanaka in Etten-Leur. The club still exists and never changed its name.
In 1997 Tanaka was inducted into the ITTF Hall of Fame.
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