• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In a curtain-raiser for the for forthcoming Asian Badminton Championships to be held in Hong Kong, Japan's top players showed impressive form against their European opponents by drawing three-all on the last day of the International Badminton Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday (13 February).

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    INTRODUCTION: In a curtain-raiser for the for forthcoming Asian Badminton Championships to be held in Hong Kong, Japan's top players showed impressive form against their European opponents by drawing three-all on the last day of the International Badminton Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday (13 February).

    SYNOPSIS: In the opening match on Sunday, Japan's top doubles pair of Nobutaka Ikeda and Shoichi Togano defeated Denmark's Fleming Delfs and Seven Pri in three sets -- 15-9, 12-15, 15-13. The partnership has won Japan's national title four times.

    Ikeda and Togano are Japan's hopes in the next Asian Badminton Championships due to start in Hong Kong next week. The were third in the 1974 All-England Championships.

    Mixing a solid defence with an aggressive attack, the Japanese pair showed an impressive style throughout the three-set match. Their win over Delfs, the current European singles champion, and Sven Pri has boosted Japan's chances in capturing an Asian doubles title.

    Pri -- three-time European champion -- was upset in the singles when he lost in straight when he lost in straight sets to Japan's Kinji Zeniya.

    23-year-old Zeniya won the match 15-13, 15-8. Zeniya, the current All-Japan singles champion is seen as a logical choice to represent his country in the Asian tournament. He dropped a close three-set match to delfs on Saturday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACB87NW60QKYTADY3M9M1551KE
    Media URN:
    VLVACB87NW60QKYTADY3M9M1551KE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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