It was an all-Chinese final in the inaugural World Cup table tennis championships in Hong Kong on Sunday (31 August).
GV Li Zhenshi (back to camera) of China serves to Guo Yuehua (China)
GV Audience looking on
GV Guo serving to Li. GV Of crowd (2 shots)
GV Li serving to Guo, showing 17 ball rally, with Guo missing on 17th ball.
GV Continues with Guo serving for match point and winning game. Li shakes hands with Guo, and others
GV Of crowd applauding
SV Guo being presented with trophy after winning world cup table tennis championship Raising up above head in response to crowd applause
GV Milan Orlowski of Czechoslovakia serving to Josef Dvoracek (Czech) to decide third place, with Orlowski winning point.
GV Crowd applauding
GV Dvoracek serving to Orlowski and winning match point and game
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Background: It was an all-Chinese final in the inaugural World Cup table tennis championships in Hong Kong on Sunday (31 August). At the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Guo Yuehua of China defeated his fellow-countryman, Li Zhenshi, in three straight sets making him the first holder of the cup. Two Czechs battled for third place. The minor placing was won by Josef Dvoracek who outpointed Milan Orlowski, two sets to one. First, the final:
SYNOPSIS: Li, with his back to the camera, serves to Guo.
Guo serves to Li.
In the final stages of the match Li serves to Guo, but after a 17-stroke rally Guo misses stroke.
Guo now serves for match point, which he wins.
Li clinched the championship 21- 13, 21- 18, 21- 15, winning over 62- thousand Hong Kong dollars (U.S. Dollars 12,500) for the title. Two Czech's, Milan Orlow??? serving, and Josef Dvoracek fought it out for third place in the final. Orlowski wins this point.
However, Dvoracek beat Orlowski 21- 18, 18- 21, 21- 19, with this match point.