Table Tennis-and in the International match between China and England played in London on Tuesday (10 January) the Chinese won both the mens' and womens' events.
Table Tennis-and in the International match between China and England played in London on Tuesday (10 January) the Chinese won both the mens' and womens' events. The Chinese men won 8-1 and the women 7-2 against English opponents who were unable to produce their best form.
SYNOPSIS: In the womens' singles, England's only victory went to Jill Hammersley playing against the Chinese girl Ho Tse-ping. The match was closely fought with the English girl winning the first set by a narrow two point margin, 21-19
For the spectators it was one of the most exciting matches. The Chinese girl came back into it and won the second game, but Mrs. Hammersley's chop and spin proved to be too much. She served and counter-attacked well, and won the final game to give her victory; 21-19, 16-21, 21-15.
In the men's competition, the English failed to produce their true form. Even their number one-Desmond Douglas seen here on the left playing Wang Huei Yuan-was below standard. Though fit and sharp through regular play in the West German league, he couldn't match Wang Huei Yuan's serving strength. Only 17-years old, the Chinese player is renowned for his unique loop drive which helped him win the Chinese National Junior Tournament in 1975. He won on this occasion too; 21-15, 19-21, 21-18.