HANS WILHELM GAEB, the European Table Tennis Federation president, said yesterday that the International Federation's move last week to ban bat- glues for health reasons had been made without sufficient research and should be postponed for a year. Sweden's world champion, Jorgen Persson, who is involved in the players' union, also criticised the decision after his team had won the men's team title.Reuse content
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Gothenburg) Men's team final: Sweden beat China 3-1. Final placings: 1 Sweden; 2 China; 3 Germany; 4 North Korea; 5 South Korea; 6 Belgium; 7 France; 8 Japan; 9 Austria; 10 Czech Republic. 12 England. 44 Ireland. 45 Wales. 56 Scotland. Women's final placings: 1 China; 2 North Korea; 3 South Korea; 4 Hong Kong; 5 Russia; 6 Germany; 7 Japan; 8 Taiwan; 9 Romania, 10 Netherlands. 13 England. 53 Scotland. 60 Ireland.