Sporting Digest: Table Tennis

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Gothenburg, Swe) Team event first round (Selected): Men: (Group A) England bt Austria 3-2 (Chen Xinhua bt W Schlager 21-17 21-12; M Syed lost to Ding Yi 15-21 9-21; A Cooke bt Qian Qianli 19-21 21-19 21-9; Chen lost to Ding Yi 15-21 21-19 17-21; Syed bt Schlager 21-13 21-15); Belgium bt England 3-1 (Chen bt A Podpinka 23-21 21-11; Syed lost to J Saive 20-22 8-21; Cooke lost to P Saive 11-21 15-21; Syed lost to Podpinka 14-21 15-21). (Group C) Wales bt Bahrain 3-1. (Group D) Taiwan bt Ireland 3-0. Women: (Group B) Hong Kong bt England 3-0 (N Deaton lost to Chai Po Wa 11-21 6-21; F Elliot lost to Chan Tan Lui 14-21 11-21; Deaton and Elliot lost to Chai and Chan 14-21 10-21). (Group D) Ireland bt Malta 3-1; Nigeria bt Ireland 3-0. (Group H) Wales bt Uganda 3-0; Wales bt Namibia 3-0; Armenia bt Scotland 3-0.

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