BiographyAthlete : Table Tennis
Year Inducted: 2005
Date of Birth: February 12th, 1958
Born in: Budapest, Hungary
Mariann Domonkos developed her table tennis skills after moving to Ottawa as a youngster. Her skills with paddle and plastic ball resulted in a wide array of provincial and national championships, including an unprecedented 10 successive national women’s singles crowns.
Joining the national team in 1972 and earning Pan-Am Games gold in 1979, Mariann became the first Canadian to win the National Open women’s singles title in 1982. That same year, she competed as an amateur in the West German pro league, placing third overall. After representing Canada in the 1988 Olympics, this Commonwealth champion became a national team coach for the next decade and was inducted into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame.