Sporting Digest: Table Tennis

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Gothenburg, Swe) Team event first round (selected) Men: Group A: Belgium bt Austria 3-1; China bt England 3-1 (Ch names first): Ma Wenge lost to A Cooke 19-21 21-19 15-21; Wang Tao bt A Perry

21-13 21-11; Liu Guoling bt M Syed 21-17 21-16; Ma Wenge bt Perry 19-21 21-13 21-13; South Korea bt United States 3-0; Japan bt Poland 3-1; South Korea bt Belgium 3-0; Austria bt Poland 3-2; China bt Japan 3-1; England bt United States 3-0. Group B: Sweden bt Canada 3-1; Germany bt France 3-2; North Korea bt Italy 3-0; Russia bt Czech Republic 3-2. Group C: Hungary bt Wales 3-0; Thailand bt Bahrain 3-1; Hungary bt Thailand 3-0; Wales bt Uzbekistan 3-0. Group F: Taiwan bt Argentina 3-0; Armenia bt Scotland 3-2. Group G: Brazil bt Jordan 3-0; Portugal bt Uganda 3-0. Group H: Bulgaria bt Kenya 3-0; Luxembourg bt Ecuador 3-0. Group J: Denmark bt Trinidad & Tobago 3-1; Chile bt Iran w/o. Group K: Spain bt Mongolia 3-0; New Zealand bt Seychelles 3-0. Group L: Nigeria bt Saudi Arabia 3-0; Hong Kong bt Tahiti 3-0. Group M: Greece bt Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-1; India bt Guatemala 3-0; Greece bt Latvia 3-2. Group N: Turkey bt Barbados 3-1. Group P: Finland bt Sri Lanka 3-1; Pakistan bt South Africa 3-0. Group Q: Romania bt Colombia 3-0; Croatia bt El Salvador w/o. Group R: Indonesia bt Malta 3-0; Ireland bt Sudan 3-0; Switzerland bt Kazakhstan 3-1; Indonesia bt Malta 3-0; Ireland bt Sudan 3-0.

Women's singles, first round: Group A: China bt Hungary 3-0; Romania bt United States 3-0; North Korea bt Germany 3-0; Sweden bt Denmark 3-0. Group B: South Korea bt Russia 3-0; Japan bt France 3-1; Hong Kong bt Finland 3-1; England bt Slovakia 3-0 (Eng names first): A Holt bt Z Poliackova 21-13 22-20, L Lomas bt J Mihockov 21-15 23-21, Holt and Lomas bt Poliackova and Mihockov 21-14 21-19; England 3 France 0 (Eng names first): A Holt bt E Coubat 11-21 21-15 21-10, L Lomas bt S Plaisant 21-12 21-13, Holt and Lomas bt Coubat and A Le Lannic 21-13, 23-2; South Korea bt Hong Kong 3-0, Russia bt Slovakia 3-0, Japan bt Finland 3-0. Group C: Bulgaria bt Spain 3-1; Croatia bt Mexico 3-0; Croatia bt Bulgaria 3-1; Spain bt Thailand w/o; Iceland bt Jordan w/o. Group D: Taiwan bt Israel 3-0; Nigeria bt Kazakhstan 3-1; Barbados bt Ireland 3-1. Group E: Netherlands bt Slovenia 3-1; Italy bt Chile 3-0; Belarus bt Peru 3-0; Netherlands bt Italy 3-0; Slovenia bt Sri Lanka 3-0; Chile bt Peru 3-2. Group F: Czech Republic bt Canada 3-0; Greece bt New Zealand 3-0; Turkey bt Ecuador 3-0; Czech Republic bt Greece 3-0; Canada bt Ecuador 3-0; Latvia bt Turkey 3-0. Group G: Brazil bt Colombia 3-0; South Africa bt Cyprus 3-0; Australia bt Uzbekistan 3-0; Trinidad & Tobago bt Guatemala w/o. Group H: Taiwan bt Nigeria 3-0; Israel bt Malta 3-0; Kazakhstan bt Ireland 3-0; Poland bt Wales 3-1; Indonesia bt Uganda 3-0; Scotland bt Namibia 3-0; Poland bt Scotland 3-0; Armenia bt Indonesia 3-0; Namibia bt Uganda 3-0. Group J: India bt Egypt 3-1; Austria bt Estonia 3-0; Turkmenistan bt Tanzania 3-0. Group K: Belgium bt Norway 3-0; Lithuania bt Luxembourg 3-1; Ukraine bt Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0.

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