INTRODUCTION: Swedish women players dominated an international badminton tournament held in Moscow recently (23-25 October).Entrants included many of the top Soviet players as well as competitors from the UK, Denmark and Sweden.
GV Magnusson (Sweden) against Belyasova (USSR) first game of women's final. Belyasova wins point PAN UP TO scoreboard showing her winning 11-7.
SV Both players. (2 SHOTS)
SV Umpire PULL BACK TO ladies in play third set PNA UP TO scoreboard showing Belyasova leading 5-3 in third set.
GV OF Ladies playing at match point, won by Magnusson GV scoreboard showing final score (7-11, 11-7, 11-6). (2 SHOTS)
SV Crowd waiting for doubles event.
GV Doubles teams Magnusson, Bengtsson (Sweden) v Prodan, Melnikova (USSR) warming up and playing.
SV Crowd applauding.
GV Teams shaking hands.
GV PAN ALONG Crowd.
SV Swedish team.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Swedish women players dominated an international badminton tournament held in Moscow recently (23-25 October).Entrants included many of the top Soviet players as well as competitors from the UK, Denmark and Sweden.
SYNOPSIS: The women's final, between 17-year-old Khristina Magnusson from Sweden and Svetlana Belyasova of the USSR was a closely fought contest.The first set went to the Soviet girl by 11 points to 7.The Swedish girl recovered and ran out the winner of the next two set by 11-7, 11-6.The seventeen-year-old Swede showed great confidence and appeared unperturbed by the occasion.
In the women's doubles finals, Khristina Magnusson was paired with Marie Bengtsson, also 17-years-old.They faced the formidable Soviet team of Alla Proden and Irina Melnikova.Proden has won the USSR title on several occasions.Bengtsson and Magnusson played with great skill to overcome the Soviet pair by 15-10 and 15-8.It was a great triumph for the Swedish team and especially for Khristina Magnusson, who looks an exciting prospect.