Elizabeta Samara

Elizabeta Samara

Samara Elizabeta (ROMANIA)
Also known as “Eliza”, Samara speaks four languages – Romanian, English, Spanish and Italian. She is the only European woman to have advanced to the final of the Women’s World Cup (2012). Romania’s national coach Viorel Filimon has been coaching her since her junior days. As the 3rd Romanian woman in history of table tennis, following the footsteps of Maria Alexandru, who won in London in 1966 and Otilia Badescu who succeeded in Courmayeur in 2003, she became European Singles Champion in 2015 and commented: “My dreams came true. I cannot possibly be happier than I am right now”.

Facts
World Ranking: 26 (11/17)
Born: 1989
Birthplace: Constanta, Romania
Height: 1,71 m
Weight: 60 kg
Style of play: Left-handed, shakehand, attack

Achievements
Olympic Games
Round 16 Singles 2012

World Championships
Quarter-finals Team 2014
Round 16 Singles 2007

World Cup
Runner-up 2012

World Tour
3rd place Grand Finals Doubles 2008

European Championships
Winner Singles 2015
Winner Doubles 2009/2012
Winner Mixed Doubles 2011
Winner Team 2005

Skills

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March 6, 2017