Ann-Christin Hellman

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Ann-Christin Hellman (born August 4, 1955 in Varberg ) was one of the best Swedish table tennis players in the 1970s . She was vice European champion and twice won the Europe TOP-12 tournament .

National successes

Hellman played for the Varbergs BTK club. She won the Swedish championship eleven times in singles (1968–1971, 1974–1979, 1982), four times in doubles (1975, 1978–1980) and twice in mixed (1976–1977).

International success

World championships

Between 1973 and 1981 Hellman took part in five world championships . In 1977 and 1979 she reached the quarter-finals in doubles.

European championships

As a teenager, Hellman was nominated twice for the European Youth Championships. Here she took second place in the singles in 1970, and in 1973 she also reached the final in mixed.

She was represented four times at the European championship for adults: in 1974 she lost in the final against Judit Magos and became vice European champion. In 1976 and 1978 she reached the semi-finals in singles, in 1978 and 1980 she reached the quarter-finals in doubles.

Europe TOP-12

She was represented at the European ranking tournament Europe TOP-12 between 1975 and 1982 every time. In 1975 and 1976 she won this tournament.

Results from the ITTF database

Association event year place country singles Double Mixed team
SWE  European Championship  1980  Bern  SUI     Quarter finals     
SWE  European Championship  1978  Duisburg  FRG   Semifinals  Quarter finals     
SWE  European Championship  1976  Prague  TCH   Semifinals       
SWE  European Championship  1974  Novi Sad  YUG   silver       
SWE  European Youth Championship (Cadets)  1970  Teeside  CLOSELY   silver       
SWE  European Youth Championship (Juniors)  1973  Piraeus  GRE       silver   
SWE  EURO TOP12  1982  Nantes  FRA   4th       
SWE  EURO TOP12  1981  Miskolc  HUN   6th       
SWE  EURO TOP12  1980  Munich  FRG        
SWE  EURO TOP12  1979  Kristianstad  SWE   4th       
SWE  EURO TOP12  1978  Prague  TCH   Scratched       
SWE  EURO TOP12  1977  Sarajevo  YUG        
SWE  EURO TOP12  1976  Lübeck  FRG   1      
SWE  EURO TOP12  1975  Vienna  AUT   1      
SWE  Nordic championships  1975  Helsinki  FIN   gold  gold     
SWE  Nordic championships  1971  Oslo  NOR   silver  silver  silver   
SWE  World Championship  1981  Novi Sad  YUG   last 32  last 16  no participants  8th 
SWE  World Championship  1979  Pyongyang  PRK   last 16  Quarter finals  no participants  6th 
SWE  World Championship  1977  Birmingham  CLOSELY   last 16  Quarter finals  Scratched 
SWE  World Championship  1975  Calcutta  IND   last 32  last 32  no participants  12 
SWE  World Championship  1973  Sarajevo  YUG   last 64  last 16  last 32 

Individual evidence

  1. ^ ITTF statistics ( Memento from March 5, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (accessed on September 8, 2011)