Elemér Gyetvai

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Elemér Gyetvai
Personal information
Nationality  Hungary

Elemér Gyetvai is a male former international table tennis player from Hungary.[1]

Table tennis career[edit]

He won five medals at the World Table Tennis Championships from 1951 to 1957.[2]

His five World Championship medals included a gold medal in the Swaythling Cup (team event) at the 1952 World Table Tennis Championships.[3] [4]

In addition he won a bronze medal at the 1957 World Table Tennis Championships in the men's doubles with Ferenc Sidó.[5] He also won two English Open titles.

Coaching and Inspector[edit]

After retiring from playing he coached in Indonesia. In 1964 he was recruited by the Hungarian Table Tennis Federation as an international inspector to investigate the decline of Hungarian table tennis and regain European superiority.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  2. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123.
  3. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  4. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  5. ^ "Men's doubles results" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation.
  6. ^ "Asians are more conscientious" (PDF). Table Tennis England.