Sport in Short: Table Tennis

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The Independent Online
BELGIUM'S Jean-Michel Saive beat Sweden's Jan-Ove Waldner, the Olympic champion and top seed, in the men's singles semi-finals at the world championships in front of his home supporters in Gothenburg yesterday. In today's final, Saive meets France's Jean-Philippe Gatien. Earlier, South Korea's Hyun Jung-hwa won the women's singles title with an emphatic win over Chen Jing, of Taiwan.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Gothenburg, Swe) Men's singles semi-finals: J-M Saive (Bel) bt J-O Waldner (Swe) 21-17 25-23 21-16; J-P Gatien (Fr) bt Z Primorac (Croa) 12-21 21-16 17-21 21-16 21-11. Men's doubles semi-finals: Wang Tao and Lu Lin (Ch) bt Yoo Nam-kyu and Kim Taek-soo (S Kor) 22-20 26-28 21-16 22-20; Ma Wenge and Shang Lei (Ch) bt Liu Guoliang and Lin Zhigang (Ch) 21-11 21-12 21-18. Women's singles semi-finals: Hyun Jung-hwa (S Kor) bt O Badescu (Hung) 17-21 21-17 22-20 11-21 22-20; Chen Jing (Tai) bt Gao Jun (Ch) 21-9 21-15 21-14. Final: Hyun Jung-hwa bt Chen Jing 21-16 21-15 21-14. Women's doubles quarter- finals: Deng Yaping and Qiao Hong (Ch) bt K Toth and V Ello (Hung) 21-15 21-15 21-3; Chai Po Wa and Chan Tan Lui (HK) bt Wi Bok Sun and An Hui Suk (N Kor) 21-19 21-15 21-15; Liu Wei and Qiao Yunping (Ch) bt Li Bun Hui and Yu Sun Bok (N Kor) 24-22 20-22 23-21 18-21 21-14; Gao Jun and Chen Zihe (Ch) bt Chen Jing and Xu Jing (Tai) 21-19 17-21 22-20 21-14. Semi-finals: Deng Yaping and Qiao Hong bt Chai Po Wa and Chan Tan Lui 21-12 21-8 21-14; Liu Wei and Qiao Yunping bt Gao Jun and Chen Zihe 21-9 21-16 21-11. Mixed doubles final: Wang Tao and Liu Wei (Ch) bt Yoo Nam Kyu and Hyun Jung Hwa (S Korea) 22-20 13-21 21-9 21-13.