Rudi Sporrer Donation


The recent Executive Committee meeting in Vienna was the scene of a wonderful surprise for the ITTF Museum. ITTF Rules Committee Chairman Rudi Sporrer (AUT) donated two spectacular and historic gold medals: 1st place for the 1936 Swaythling Cup, won by the Austrian Men's team, and the medal won by Trude Pritzi (AUT) as the 1938 World Women's Champion. Both medals are in pristine condition in their original award boxes. Rudi, who is a highly respected ITTF Museum Ambassador, presented the medals to ITTF President Adham Sharara during the EC meeting, followed by the induction ceremony of Trude Pritzi into the ITTF Hall of Fame. A great day for all, and we are grateful to Rudi for his generous and thoughtful gift, which will help the Museum preserve and promote the accomplishments of the great Austrian superstars - their legends live on.