The second day of the 33rd World Table Tennis Championships in Calcutta, India on Friday (7 February), was a day of mixed fortunes for Sweden, the defending champion, in the men's championships.
MV Bengtsson (Sweden) serving to Birocheau (France). Bengtsson wine point as crowd looks on (2 shots)
Birocheau serves and wins point as crowd looks on (2 shots)
SV End of match, both players shake hands and crowd (2 shots)
SV Johansson (Sweden) serves to Secretin (France). French point PAN TO scoreboard PAN BACK TO play and Swede wins point as crowd watches (2 shots)
SV Johansson serves and wins match as crowd looks on (shots)
SV West Germany's Stellwag serving to Stzokatov of Soviet Union. German wins point. Russian serves and wins point ZOOM IN TO scoreboard AND PAN TO play in progress. Russian wins match and crowd (2 shots)
SV Match in progress between Hungary's Beatrix Kishazi and Sweden's Ann Christin Hellman. Kizhazi wins point
SCU Hungarian serving. Game in progress and Kishazi wins match (2 shots)
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SPORT: TABLE TENNIS
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Background: The second day of the 33rd World Table Tennis Championships in Calcutta, India on Friday (7 February), was a day of mixed fortunes for Sweden, the defending champion, in the men's championships.
Starting the day, Sweden scored a resounding 5-2 success over France. But later they went down to a surprise 5-3 defeat by Czechoslovakia.
As the result, Czechoslovakia moved into second place behind the Soviet Union, with Sweden slipping to third place.
In one of the matches, the world's second-ranked player, Kjell Johansson of Sweden, played Jacques Secretin of France. But it was Secretin who stole the limelight with his style -- leaping into the air for his harder smashes.
In a crucial match in the women's singles, Sweden's Ann Christin Hellman played Hungary's Beatrix Kishazi. The keenly contested match ended with Miss Kishazi winning two sets to one.