Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Swedish Legend Kjell Johansson passes away

Kjell Johansson, who laid the foundation for the successes that Sweden enjoyed for decades, passed away recently in his native Sweden. 

He was a world champion of Table Tennis, who ended the Chinese monopoly in the early 70s and arguably was one of the main reasons for the birth of a new generation of stars such as Appelgren, Erik Lindh, Jan Ove Waldner, Jorgen Persson and many others.

Johansson was called Hammaren, which means the hammer in Swedish, because of his hard forehand.