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    CHUANG TSE-TUNG OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA RETAINED HIS MEN'S SINGLES TABLE TENNIS TITLE TODAY (SUNDAY) IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LJUBLJANA, YUGOSLAVIA.

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    CHUANG TSE-TUNG OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA RETAINED HIS MEN'S SINGLES TABLE TENNIS TITLE TODAY (SUNDAY) IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LJUBLJANA, YUGOSLAVIA. HE BEAT HIS COMPATRIOT, LI FU-JUNG. 21-18,14-21,23-21,19-21,21-15.

    CHUANG'S CLOSE-TO-THE-TABLE GAME KEPT LI DEFENDING FROM SIX TO SEVEN YARDS BACK AT TIMES. CHUANG'S SUPERIORITY ON THE BACKHAND, WHICH WAS WHIPPED OVER LOW AND AT GREAT SPEED, MIGHT HAVE CUT THE RALLIES SHORTER BECAUSE LI HAD LITTLE DEFENCE AGAINST THIS TYPE OF SHOT.

    CHUANG MIGHT HAVE WON THE FOURTH GAME WHEN HE LED 19-17 BUT HE LOST FOUR POINTS IN A ROW. IN THE DECIDER, THE CHAMPION WAS 10-13 DOWN BUT WENT TO 14-13 WITH A GREAT RUN OF ATTACKING SHOTS. THE SCORES WERE LEVELLED AT 15 ALL BUT CHUANG THEN PULLED AWAY.

    CHUANG, A 24-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, IS THE FIRST MAN TO WIN THE WORLD SINGLES TITLE THREE TIMES RUNNING SINCE VICTOR BARNA DID IT 30 YEARS AGO, WHEN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE HELD ANNUALLY. CHUANG FIRST WON THE TITLE IN 1961 IN PEKING AND IN 1963 IN PRAGUE. HIS OPPONENT THEN, AS TODAY, WAS LI FU-JUNG.

    (THE SINGLES CHAMPION TODAY ALSO WON ANOTHER TITLE -- THE DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP -- WITH HIS COMPATRIOT HSU YIN-SHENG. CHUANG, WHO WAS IN EXCELLENT FORM, SAYS HE HAS NO THOUGHTS OF RETIRING).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7918ZUYJL9GBBKJ6DGRHNZM3P
    Media URN:
    VLVA7918ZUYJL9GBBKJ6DGRHNZM3P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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