Viktor Barna

Born: 24/08/1911
Died: 28/02/1972
Height: 180 cm
Nationality: Hungarian/English
Style: Right-handed, Shakehand
Best WR: 1 (December 1933)

NEWS & ARTICLES ABOUT BARNA

Viktor Barna was born 24 August, 1911 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary). After World War II, he represented England in the international arena. Barna was a World Ranking leader for several years. In 1935, he had to put his career on hold for a while because of the arm injury he suffered in a car accident.
Viktor Barna was the first international table tennis star and up to this day, he remains the most accomplished player in the history of the World Table Tennis Championships with 22 titles – 8 in doubles, 7 in the team, 5 in singles & two in the mixed doubles event. On the professional circuit, Barna won 6 titles in singles and 6 titles in doubles event. On the national level, he won 12 Hungarian titles – 5 in doubles, 4 in mixed doubles & 3 in singles event.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

1929 Budapest (Doubles & Team)
1930 Berlin (Singles, Doubles & Team) (Mixed Doubles)
1931 Budapest (Doubles & Team) (Singles & Mixed Doubles)
1932 Prague (Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles) (Team)
1933 Baden (Singles, Doubles & Team) (Mixed Doubles)
1934 Paris (Singles, Doubles & Team) (Mixed Doubles)
1935 London (Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles & Team)
1936 Prague (Team)
1937 Baden (Team)
1938 London (Team) (Doubles) (Singles)
1939 Cairo (Doubles)
1947 Paris (Doubles & Mixed Doubles)
1948 London (Doubles)
1949 Stockholm (Team)
1952 Mumbai (Doubles & Mixed Doubles)
1953 Bucharest (Doubles)
1954 London (Doubles) (Mixed Doubles)

PROFESSIONAL TOUR SINGLES ACCOLADES

1933 English Open
1934 English Open
1935 English Open
1936 USA Open
1937 English Open
1938 English Open

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DOUBLES ACCOLADES

1931 English Open
1933 English Open
1934 English Open
1935 English Open
1938 English Open
1939 English Open

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

1929 Budapest (Doubles) (Singles) (Mixed Doubles)
1930 Budapest (Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles)
1931 Budapest (Doubles & Mixed Doubles) (Singles)
1932 Budapest (Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles)
1938 Cegled (Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles)