• Short Summary

    TWENTY-YEAR-OLD ETSUKO TAKENAKA OF JAPAN, BECAME THE FIRST NON-SEEDED PLAYER TO WIN A SINGLES TITLE SINCE THE WAR WHEN SHE BEAT BRITAIN'S HEATHER NIELSEN 11-3, 11-4, AT WEMBLEY TODAY (SATURDAY 21 MARCH).

  • Description

    1.
    GV MISS E. TAKENAKA SERVES TO MRS. E. B. NIELSEN AND PLAY.
    0.22

    2.
    GV CROWD
    0.24

    3.
    SV MRS. NIELSEN CONCEDES SERVE
    0.30

    4.
    SV SCOREBOARD ZOOM OUT TO GV PLAY CONTINUED--FINISH OF GAME MISS E.TAKENAKA WINS 11-4
    1.09

    5.
    GV CROWD APPLAUDS
    1.12

    6.
    GV HARTONO SERVES TO S.PRI IN SECOND MATCH--GAME CONTINUES AND FINISHES--HARTONO WINS 15-1.
    1.58



    Initials OJP/V/PNG/BB


    SPORT: BADMINTON

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWENTY-YEAR-OLD ETSUKO TAKENAKA OF JAPAN, BECAME THE FIRST NON-SEEDED PLAYER TO WIN A SINGLES TITLE SINCE THE WAR WHEN SHE BEAT BRITAIN'S HEATHER NIELSEN 11-3, 11-4, AT WEMBLEY TODAY (SATURDAY 21 MARCH).

    HEATHER NIELSEN, 31-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF TWO FROM SURREY, ENGLAND, MAKING A COME-BACK TO CHAMPIONSHIP BADMINTON GAVE A DISAPPOINTING DISPLAY WHEN SHE TRIED FOR THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE WHICH SHE WON ELEVEN YEARS AGO. SHE MET HER MATCH IN MISS TAKENAKA WHO TOOK ONLY 18 MINUTES TO SNATCH VICTORY.

    MRS. NIELSEN, ONCE NOTED FOR HER BIG SERVICE AND SMASHING, RARELY TROUBLED HER UNSEEDED OPPONENT WHO USED FREQUENT PIN-POINT DROP SHOTS TO TELLING ADVANTAGE. MISS TAKENAKA'S TACTICAL PLAY WAS THE DECIDING FACTOR WHICH TURNED THE GAME HER WAY.

    IT WAS THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING THAT JAPAN HAS TAKEN THE WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE, BUT FOR ETSUKO TAKENAKA A FIRST EXPERIENCE OF EUROPEAN COMPETITION.

    THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL SAW RUDY HARTONO OF INDONESIA WINNING THE TITLE FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE YEARS. HE BEAT A SUBDUED SVEND PRI OF DENMARK 15-7, 15-1.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9R2PL2TG0QXX280EBXA0WQQT8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9R2PL2TG0QXX280EBXA0WQQT8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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