• Short Summary

    INDONESIA RETAINED THE THOMAS CUP, A SYMBOL OF WORLD BADMINTON SUPREMACY, FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS AFTER BEATING THAILAND 6 - 3.

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    INDONESIA RETAINED THE THOMAS CUP, A SYMBOL OF WORLD BADMINTON SUPREMACY, FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS AFTER BEATING THAILAND 6 - 3.

    ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE GAMES ON JUNE 11 WATCHED BY 10,000 SPECTATORS INDONESIA STARTED THE GAME AGAINST THAILAND AT TWO ALL. INDONESIA WAS SLIGHTLY IN A WEAK POSITION AS ITS BEST DOUBLES PLAYER NJOO KIM BIE WAS ADJUDGED UNFIT TO PLAY. BUT OTHER PLAYERS ROSE TO THE OCCASION AND WON ALL THREE SINGLES AND ONE OF TWO DOUBLES.

    IN THE FIVE MATCHES WHICH LASTED ALMOST FIVE HOURS INDONESIAN PLAYERS BACKED UP EXPERIENCE AND SUPERIOR COURT CRAFT BEAT YOUNGISH THAI PLAYERS WHO PLAYERS WHO ARE NEW TO INTERNATIONAL MATCHES.

    THE WINNING FIFTH POINT CAME WHEN INDONESIAN CAPTAIN FERRY SONNEVILLE BEAT HIGHLY FAVOURED THAI CHANNARONG 15 - 9, 15 - 4 IN STRAIGHT SETS. FERRY GAVE NO QUARTERS TO CHANNARONG WHO HAD EARLIER BET DENMARK'S KOPS AND KOBBERO.

    THE CUP WAS HANDED OVER BY ACTING PRESIDENT DR. DJUANDA TO INDONESIAN TEAM MANAGER SOEDJADI, AND MEDALS WERE GIVEN TO THE WINNERS AND THE THAI TEAM MRS. DJUANDA.

    THE 1964 CHALLENGE ROUND ACCORDING TO PRESENT REGULATIONS WILL BE PLAYED IN INDONESIA. THE INDONESIAN TEAM FIRST WON THE THOMAS CUP IN 1958 BY BEATING MALAYA.

    RESULTS: (INDONESIA MENTIONED FIRST) ARE SINGLES: FERRY SONNEVILLE BEAT CHANNARONG RATANASAENGSUANG 15-9, 15-4, EDDY YUSUM BEAT NARONG BHORNENINA 18-14,15-7; TAN JOE HOCK BEAT SOMSOOK BONYASUKANON 15-2, 15-5.

    DOUBLES: SONNEVILLE AND TAN KING GWAN LOST TO BHORNCHING AND KANCHARAPHI 13-15, 15-13, 5-15; JOE HOCK AND LAI PO DJIAN BEAT CHUCHART WATANATHAN 15-5, 18-17, 5-15; JOE HOCK AND LAI PO DJIAI BEAT CHAVALERT CHUMKUM AND CHUCHERT WATANATHAN 15-5, 18-17.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHPSHJCF29XFDRZHX9EZYOBGC
    Media URN:
    VLVADHPSHJCF29XFDRZHX9EZYOBGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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