INTRODUCTION: The 1981 Norwich Union Masters table tennis tournament has been held in Hong Kong, for the third successive year.
GV INTERIOR Scoreboard with credits.
SV Ceremony before match with players marching and crowd applauding.
SV Guo Yuehua serves and wins point, crowd looking on. (2 SHOTS)
GV Guo serves again and wins point.
GV Guo still serving but Lindh wins point. Ball then passed to Swede who serves, long rally, Lindh wins point.
GV Lindh serves and wins point, as umpire looks on.
GV Guo serves and wins point.
SV Scoreboard PAN TO Lindh serving and winning point.
GV Swede serving and wins point.
SPORT: TABLE TENNIS
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The 1981 Norwich Union Masters table tennis tournament has been held in Hong Kong, for the third successive year. Played over three days (10, 11 & 12 June) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, the tournament attracted some of the world's top players.
SYNOPSIS: The sixteen players were drawn into four groups, and at the end of the group matches the two leading players of each group became quarter-finalists. From there the semi-finals and final were decided over five games.
The first-day clash between 25-year-old Guo Yuehua of China and Sweden's 'wonder boy' Erik Lindh, who is only 16, provided plenty of excitement. Guo, runner up in the 1979 World Championship and described as the finest player in the world today, defeated the Swedish teenager in an action-packed match.
Lindh signalled that he will be a World-ranked player for many years to come. Prize money at this year's Norwich Union Masters totalled more than 24,000 Hong Kong dollars.