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LIVE! World Championships Rewind: 22nd May


History made as Hyun-Jung-Hwa lifts trophy (Gothenburg 1993)

Women’s Singles: Final

Korea Republic has won the women’s singles title at the World Championships for the first time with Hyun Jung-Hwa writing her name down in the history books.

A class above her opponent from start to finish, Hyun was rarely troubled by Chinese Taipei’s Chen Jing with the final decided in just three games (21-6, 21-15, 21-14). An unforgettable day for Hyun Jung-Hwa and a day of great significance for Korean table tennis!

Gold medal showdown (Gothenburg 1993)

Here we go! It’s time for the final fixture in the women’s singles title race as Korea Republic’s Hyun Jung-Hwa and Chinese Taipei’s Chen Jing battle it out for gold.

Chiba medallists meet face-to-face (Gothenburg 1993)

Men’s Singles: Quarter-Finals

Two players who both secured podium finishes two years back at the 1991 World Championships in Chiba, however, only one of Sweden’s Jan-Ove Waldner and Korea Republic’s Kim Taek-Soo could ensure another medal finish in Gothenburg with the two meeting face-to-face for a semi-final spot.

World champion in 1989 and runner-up in 1991, Waldner entered the fixture as favourite for the win and he didn’t disappoint. Playing at the top of his game right from the start, Waldner brushed Kim aside with little difficulty (21-10, 21-9, 21-18).

Gatien holds on to reach last four (Gothenburg 1993)

Men’s Singles: Quarter-Finals

French star Jean-Philippe Gatien has extended his stay in the men’s singles competition here in Gothenburg after negotiating a tricky quarter-final tie.

Andras Podpinka gave a good account of himself, fighting back from a two-game deficit to force a decider. But, the match eventually went in the direction of Gatien, who held his nerve to edge a simply thrilling encounter (21-12, 28-26, 17-21, 10-21, 21-17).

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