Tamara Boroš

Tamara Boroš (born 19 December 1977) is a Croatian table tennis player. 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.

Tamara Boroš
Nationality Croatia
Born (1977-12-19) 19 December 1977 (age 44)
Senta, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Highest ranking2 (2002)[1]
Medal record
Women's table tennis
Representing  Croatia
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris Singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Zagreb Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2003 Courmayeur Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Aarhus Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1998 Eindhoven Singles
Silver medal – second place 2003 Courmayeur Team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Aarhus Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Eindhoven Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Bremen Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Zagreb Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Aarhus Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Stuttgart Team
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Bari Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2001 Tunis Singles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almeria Singles
Silver medal – second place 1997 Bari Singles

Boroš was born in a Hungarian family in Senta. 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. After working as a coach at the Werner Schlager Academy [de] in Vienna,[4][6] in 2017 Boroš started working for the German Table Tennis Association, coaching the national U-23 team in Düsseldorf.[7]

In 2015, Boroš was inducted into the European Table Tennis Hall of Fame.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tamara Boros". European Table Tennis Hall of Fame. European Table Tennis Union. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  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). No. 11. Croatian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  4. ^ a b "Tamara Boroš, ikona pingića na kineskoj crnoj listi".
  5. ^ "ITTF_Database". Archived from the original on 2012-10-16.
  6. ^ "Interview with Tamara Boros Former World No 2 Table Tennis Player. The Key to Success: Positive Mental Attitude". 12 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Tamara Boroš počinje raditi za Njemački savez".

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