Uschi Fiedler only started playing table tennis when she was 16 years old. At the age of 17 she was second at the German youth championships (1952 in Hanover). In 1958 she was the first German champion before Hannelore Schlaf in Neumünster . She repeated this success in Freiburg in 1962 when she defeated Inge Harst in the final. Together with Hannelore Schlaf, she won the German doubles championship three times in a row from 1956 to 1958.
Between 1955 and 1962 she was invited to the national team 36 times. She took part in a table tennis world championship three times, and twice in a European championship. In 1962 she was European champion with the German team in Berlin.
From 1956 to 1959 she was in second place in the German rankings and 11th in the European rankings in 1962.
In 1962 she ended her career in competitive sports. She has been a member of the Ottobrunn Association since 1973 and is dedicated to working with young talent.
Uschi Fiedler has been married to table tennis player Günter Matthias , the GDR master from 1952 , since 1959. Since then she has performed under the name Uschi Matthias . She lives in Ottobrunn and taught table tennis at the local high school. Her son Carsten became German doubles champion in 1987. Her daughter Christiane also plays table tennis, in 1986 with TTC Perlach in the 2nd Bundesliga.
International German championships
- 1954 in Berlin: 4th place doubles (with Katrin Best , ENG)
- 1955 in Kiel: 3rd place double (with Hannelore Schlaf )
- 1961 in Berlin: 2nd place doubles (with Edith Steinke )
- 1962 in St.Ingbert: 2nd place single, 3rd place double (with Jutta Teller ), 4th place mixed (with Dieter Michalek )
National German championships
- 1956 in Dortmund: 2nd place singles, 1st place doubles (with Hannelore Schlaf ), 4th place mixed (with Heinz Raack )
- 1957 in Berlin: 4th place single, 1st place double (with Hannelore Schlaf )
- 1958 in Neumünster: 1st place single, 1st place double (with Hannelore Schlaf )
- 1959 in Donaueschingen: 2nd place single, 4th place double (with Hannelore Schlaf )
- 1960 in Essen: 3rd place double (with Edith Steinke )
- 1962 in Freiburg: 1st place singles, 4th place doubles (with Edith Lersow )
National ranking tournaments
- 1957 in Mönchengladbach: 1st place
- 1958 in Frankfurt / Main: 3rd place
- 1962 in Berlin: 4th place
Table tennis world championships
- 1955 in Utrecht: Round of 16 doubles
- 1957 in Stockholm: quarterfinals doubles, 9th place with team
- 1959 in Dortmund: 10th place with team
- 1958 : participation
- 1962 in Berlin: Semi-final singles (defeat against Diane Rowe ), quarter-finals doubles, 1st place team
Results from the ITTF database
|FRG||European Championship||1962||Berlin||FRG||Semifinals||Quarter finals||1|
|FRG||World Championship||1959||Dortmund||FRG||last 32||last 32||Scratched||10|
|GER||World Championship||1957||Stockholm||SWE||last 128||Quarter finals||last 64||14th|
|GER||World Championship||1955||Utrecht||NED||last 128||last 16||last 64|
- Claus Wagner: From East to West - for the sake of love , DTS magazine , 1991/3 pp. 20–21
- Claus Wagner: Full of drive and energy , DTS magazine , 1995/4 p. 28
- DTS magazine , 1986/4 p. 15
- Ursel Fiedler Results from the ITTF database on ittf.com (accessed on September 6, 2011)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Fiedler, Uschi; Matthias, Ursel|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German table tennis player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 8, 1934|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin|