József Kóczián

The native form of this personal name is Kóczián József. This article uses the Western name order.

József Kóczián (4 August 1926 – 10 December 2009) was a Hungarian table tennis player, who won three world championships during his career.

Following the Second World War, he made his first World Championships appearance in 1947 in Paris. He was a regular at the global event until 1959 when he made his final bow in Dortmund, Germany representing Sweden. József's sister Éva was also a table tennis player.

Medal Count

He won a total of 14 medals at World Championships during that 12-year period; notably clinching three gold medals. In 1949/Stockholm and 1952/Bombay he was a member of the successful Hungarian team that won the Swaythling Cup. In 1953 he partnered with fellow Hungarian Ferenc Sidó to clinch the top prize in the Men's Doubles competition.[1]


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