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    Twenty-one-year-old secretary, Margaret Beck, won an unexciting final on Saturday (24 March) against Birmingham's Gillian Gilks to become the All-England badminton champion at the Empire Pool, Wombley.

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    Twenty-one-year-old secretary, Margaret Beck, won an unexciting final on Saturday (24 March) against Birmingham's Gillian Gilks to become the All-England badminton champion at the Empire Pool, Wombley.

    Margaret sped un-checked to an 11-8, 11-0 victory in on only 15 minutes.

    Indonesia's Rudy Hartono won the men's singles title for a record-breaking sixth successive year when he beat fellow-countryman Christian 15-4, 15-2.

    SYNOPSIS: It was a big crowd which watched the start of the ladies' doubles finals of the All-England Badminton championships at the Empire Pool in Wembley on Saturday. Margaret Beck and Gillian Gilks served to Japan's Etsuko Takenaka and Machiko Aizawa.

    A point to the English team, and the serve goes to the Japanese side.

    Hard attack from the English girls met an equally tough bout from the Japanese side, who went on to win the second game 15-10.

    The tension was high as Japan served to England in the third and crucial game. One-love to England, and the Takenaka and Aizawa partnership drove back to push the score their way. Japan served again, and from then, England couldn't match them.

    A great women's doubles victory to Japan Fifteen-eleven and trophies to prove it.

    The start of the Men's Singles Final, and Indonesian champion Christian, serves to countryman Hartono, nearest to the camera. The first game went to Hartono eight with Christian one. As the pace quickened, Hartono sent Christian running wide, sending his own score rocketing.

    Victory for Hartono, the men's champion of the All-England Badminton titles, for the sixth successive year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MTRQI9SAW64GUDVMHNETJOJT
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MTRQI9SAW64GUDVMHNETJOJT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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