Japanese ping pong players who will defend five of the seven titles at Dortmund, West Germany, from March 27th to April 3rd participate in an intensive group training at Tokyo's Metropolitan Gymnasium.
ROLL NO. 1: General shot of the training scene. Fujie Eguchi and Taeko Namba training. Medium shot of Fujie Eguchi, who is world women's champion and 2nd ranking player in Japan. Kimiyo Matsuzaki training with H. Ogaa, (Ogawa is in foreground). Closeup of Kimiyo Matsuzaki, who is the Japanese women's champion.
ROLL NO. 2: Ichiro Ogimura training with Seiji Narita. (Narita's back faces the camera.) Ogimura and Narita (Ogimura's back faces camera). Medium shot of Ichiro Ogimura training. Medium shot of Seiji Narita training. Medium shot of Nobuya Hoshino training. Kiyotaro, 48 yrs., head of delegation and coach watching the players.
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Background: Japanese ping pong players who will defend five of the seven titles at Dortmund, West Germany, from March 27th to April 3rd participate in an intensive group training at Tokyo's Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Four men and four women are taking part in the training which begins from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The names of the players are:
Ichiro Ogmira, 26 yrs.
Seiji Narita, 22 yrs.
Teruo Murakami, 22 yrs.
Nobuya Hoshino, 21 yrs.
Fujie Eguchi, 25 yrs.
Kimiyo Matsuzaki, 20 yrs.
Taeko Namba, 23 yrs.
Kazuko Yamaizumi, 23 yrs.
Of the above players only three have experience in international ping pong matches. They are former men's world champion Ichiro Ogimura; women's world champion Fujie Eguchi and Asian women's champion Taeko Namba.
The Japanese team will leave for West Germany during Mid-March and return to Tokyo early in May.