Magos started playing table tennis at the age of 10 after watching a Japanese national team in Budapest. Based on this model, she chose the penholder grip . She joined the Statisztika Budapest association . She was trained and promoted here by Laszlo Ormai and his wife. Because of her talent, she was further promoted in cadres, here she worked with the trainer Zoltán Berczik .
In 1971 and 1972 she became the Hungarian individual champion. She won the double competition in 1969 (with Eszter Juhos), 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975 (each with Henriette Lotaller ) and 1977 (with Gabriella Szabó ). She won the mixed competition five times: 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975 (each with István Jónyer ) and 1980 (with Tibor Klampár ).
With the team of Statisztika Budapest SC, she won the Hungarian championship 15 times in a row from 1969 to 1984, and the European Cup was won 13 times .
European and world championships
In 1974 Magos won the European Championship in Novi Sad . She repeated this success in 1978 in Duisburg. In 1972 and 1974 she was double champion with Henriette Lotaller . In 1972 and 1978 she won the team championship with Hungary.
From 1969 to 1979 she took part in 6 world championships . In 1983 she resigned from the Hungarian national team after 234 appearances.
Game in Germany
In the 1984/85 season Magos played at ATSV Saarbrücken . With this team she won the German championship in 1985 and was German cup winner. In 1985 she returned to Hungary and joined the ESMZK Budapest club, two years later she moved to the German club DJK Elversberg where she ended her active career at the end of the 1989/90 season.
In 1979 she was ranked 6-7 in the world and number 1 in the European rankings. Curiously, she was only second in the Hungarian ranking this year behind Zsuzsa Oláh .
Magos was married to the 20 years older ballet dancer at the Hungarian State Opera Ferencz Havas. In November 1975 a daughter was born. In 1988 she married the German table tennis player Peter Engel , who is currently (as of October 2018) working in the Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona).
Results from the ITTF database
|HUN||European Championship||1982||Budapest||HUN||Quarter finals||Semifinals|
|HUN||European Championship||1980||Bern||SUI||Quarter finals||Quarter finals||2|
|HUN||European Championship||1974||Novi Sad||YUG||gold||gold||Quarter finals||2|
|HUN||European Championship||1972||Rotterdam||NED||Quarter finals||gold||Semifinals||1|
|HUN||World Championship||1983||Tokyo||JPN||last 32||last 64||last 32||9|
|HUN||World Championship||1981||Novi Sad||YUG||last 32||last 16||Scratched||7th|
|HUN||World Championship||1979||Pyongyang||PRK||last 16||Quarter finals||last 64||5|
|HUN||World Championship||1977||Birmingham||CLOSELY||last 64||last 32||Quarter finals||5|
|HUN||World Championship||1975||Calcutta||IND||last 64||last 32||last 16||4th|
|HUN||World Championship||1973||Sarajevo||YUG||last 32||Quarter finals||last 16||4th|
|HUN||World Championship||1971||Nagoya||JPN||last 32||last 32||last 32||9|
|HUN||World Championship||1969||Munich||FRG||last 32||last 32||last 64||12|
- Hall of Fame (accessed February 5, 2016)
- DTS magazine , 1984/9 p. 18
- DTS magazine , 1986/3 p. 19
- DTS magazine , 1987/6 p. 13
- DTS magazine , 1990/9 p. 20
- DTS magazine , 1978/7 p. 10
- DTS magazine , 1976/2 p. 18
- Judit Magos results from the ITTF database on ittf.com (accessed September 12, 2011)
- Obituary by Ian Mrshall on ittf.com (accessed October 29, 2018) + SCI News, March 2019, pages 38–39 Online (accessed March 31, 2019)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Hungarian table tennis player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||19th February 1951|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Budapest|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 18, 2018|