• Short Summary

    COMPETITORS FROM MALAYSIA HAD A GOOD DAY AT THE ALL-ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON ON SATURDAY.

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    COMPETITORS FROM MALAYSIA HAD A GOOD DAY AT THE ALL-ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON ON SATURDAY. TAN AIK HUANG TOOK JUST 20 MINUTES TO CAPTURE THE MEN'S SINGLES TITLE WHEN HE DEFEATED MASAO AKIYAMA OF JAPAN. THE DANISH VETERANS, FINN KOBBERO AND JORGEN HAMMERGAARD HANSEN FOUGHT HARD IN THE MEN'S DOUBLES FINAL - BUT WERE FINALLY BEATEN BY NG BOOM BEE AND TAN YEE KHAN FROM MALAYSIA.

    THE DOUBLES TITLE WAS AN EXCITING TUSSLE. THE DANISH TEAM WON THE FIRST MATCH 15 - 9, BUT THE MALAYSIANS FOUGHT HARD AND EQUALISED BY WINNING THE SECOND MATCH 15 - 9. THE THIRD, AND CRUCIAL MATCH SWUNG BACK AND FORTH AND FINALLY REACHED 14 ALL. THE EXTRA GAMES GAVE VICTORY TO THE MALAYSIANS BY THE NARROW MARGIN OF 17 - 15.

    TAN AIK HUANG PROVED FAR TOO GOOD FOR HIS JAPANESE OPPONENT IN THE SINGLES FINAL. CONTINUALLY FORCING AKIYAMA BACK ON THE BASELINE HE BUILT UP EARLY LEADS WITH THE NEAT DROP-SHOTS WHICH HAD THE YOUNG JAPANESE PLAYER GROUPING UNSUCCESSFULLY. WHENEVER AKIYAMA THREATENED TO MAKE INROADS THE MALAYSIAN, ALWAYS PLAYING WITHIN HIMSELF, RAISED THE TEMPO OF HIS GAME, AND NEVER SEEMED EXTENDED. HE WON 15 - 7 AND 15 - 4, TO CONFIRM HIS PLACE AS THE WORLD'S LEADING PLAYER. THIS WAS HIS FIFTH TITLE THIS SEASON - AND NEXT WEEK HE ATTEMPTS THE CANADIAN OPEN - WHERE HE HOPES TO GATHER ANOTHER TITLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Y9E4ENTHJ1BTZRAC60UCKNBC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Y9E4ENTHJ1BTZRAC60UCKNBC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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