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    Table Tennis ... and Chinese players dominated both singles events at the fourth Asian Championships?

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    Table Tennis ... and Chinese players dominated both singles events at the fourth Asian Championships in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Friday (1 December). Tsao Yen-Hua beat Yang Ying in the all-Chinese Women's final and top-seeded Kuo Yueh Hua beat fellow countryman Liang Le-liang in the Men's event.

    SYNOPSIS: Tsao Yen-Hua's victory in the Women's Final came on her sixteenth birthday. Here she serves to Yang Ying to win the first set 21-13.

    The young Chinese girl proved her ability in the team event by bating North Korea's World Champion, Pok Yung Suns. In the final she dominated her world-ranked opponent, winning 21-13, 21-19, 21-12.

    Both singles finals were played at the same time. The men's match featured players of contrasting styles at opposite ends of their careers. The blue-shirted Kuo Yueh-Hua was top seed. His opponent, defending champion Liang Le-liang, has been a leading world player for the last decade. Liang's subtle stroke-play took the second set from Kuo.

    After saving three set points, Liang served into the net to give Kuo the set and Kuo went on to win, 21-8, 17-21, 21-15, 21-19.

    The set Kuo dropped to Liang was his only falter in two weeks of Table Tennis. Kuo's first victory in the Asian Championships makes him the unofficial top World player.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JITN6IBVTP0PDWIMQ7QTCIWH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JITN6IBVTP0PDWIMQ7QTCIWH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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