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    INTRODUCTION: Political differences were obviously forgotten when China and the Soviet Union met at the third women's eight-nation World Cup Volleyball Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday (8 November).China defeated the Soviet Union 15-4, 16-4, 15-0 in the match on the second day of the 21-day tournament.

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    TOKYO, JAPAN (VISNEWS - KIMIAKI TANAKA)

    GV PAN EXTERIOR OF Yoyogi gymnasium in Tokyo
    LV Chinese (in blue) and Soviet (in red) women teams filing onto court
    GV Teams shaking hands under net. PULL BACK TO LV OF teams and, officials
    GV & PAN USSR serving and China winning first set 15-4
    SV Soviet coaches on sideline watching game
    GV OF Play, Soviets losing a point
    GV & PAN China serving and Soviets winning a point
    GV & PAN Soviets serving and China winning point
    GV Scoreboard shows China leading third set 10-0
    GV & PAN Soviets serving and China winning point
    GV PAN China serving and winning point
    GV China serving and winning match. Players congratulating each other

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Political differences were obviously forgotten when China and the Soviet Union met at the third women's eight-nation World Cup Volleyball Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday (8 November).China defeated the Soviet Union 15-4, 16-4, 15-0 in the match on the second day of the 21-day tournament.

    SYNOPSIS: The tournament opened at Tokyo's Yoyogi gymnasium, but other games were held throughout Japan.Teams from the US, Brazil, Cuba, the Soviet Union, Europe, the People's Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea took part.The Chinese team in blue and the Soviets in red met for the first time in recent years.

    Sino-Soviet encounter was keenly contested before a large crowd.The Chinese players took the first set 15-4 in only nine minutes.When the score stood at 14-4 in favour of the Chinese team, the Soviet side's coach committed a technical error, and the referee awarded the final point to the Chinese.The Chinese won their first game against Brazil 3-0, and the Soviet Union, the 1980 Olympic champions, lost to Japan by the same score.

    The Soviet coaches, watching the game from the sidelines, were heartened when their team took an early lead of 9-0 in the second set.Undaunted, the Chinese side fought back point by point to level the score at 9-9.It was during this action-packed set, that the Chinese team's coaches decided to change some players.With instructions from their coaches to strengthen blockings, the Chinese players stormed back to win the set 16-14.The Soviet team's spin-laden serves seemed to confuse the Chinese for a while.

    But China dominated the third set; Soviet opposition simply was not strong enough.

    By winning the third and final set 15-0, China won the match in straight sets.They now have a record four points from two matches in the tournament.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABG0YD8ZBDIBPG7A4E2LJ2JDHH
    Media URN:
    VLVABG0YD8ZBDIBPG7A4E2LJ2JDHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
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    N/A

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