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Samara Elizabeta
Also known as "Eliza", Samara speaks 4 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. Bad news at the beginning of the year 2017: She had to undergo surgery (left knee) and had to cancel her participation in the Europe Top 16 in Antibes. Samara hopes to be back in shape for Düsseldorf. As the 3rd Romanian women 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
28
Current Club
Metz TT, France
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
Doubles 2009/2012
Mixed Doubles 2011 and Team 2005 

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