Table tennis world championship 1979
|Table tennis world championship|
|date||25.4. - 6.5.1979|
|Single (♂)||Seiji Ono|
|Single (♀)||Ge Xinai|
Antun Stipančić Dragutin Šurbek
Zhang Deying Zhang Li
Liang Geliang Ge Xinai
|Team (♀)||People's Republic of China|
The Hungarian team, trained by Ferenc Sidó and headed by multiple world champion István Jónyer, sensationally dethroned the Chinese defending champions with a 5-1 victory in the final. Hungary had already won 5-2 against China in the group matches. It was crucial that the Hungarian players cope best with the Chinese serves. In addition, both István Jónyer and Gábor Gergely had their style of play approached to that of Tibor Klampár, acted closer to the table and placed the emphasis on the aggressive, fast-paced and less spin-oriented topspin.
Cutting off the Germans
The men won against the USA and France, then lost to North Korea, Yugoslavia, China, Hungary and England and finally defeated Australia. The women won against the CSSR, USA, Bulgaria, Hong Kong and Romania. They lost to England, USSR, Yugoslavia and North Korea.
All of the German men reached the third round. Here Jochen Leiß lost against the Chinese Guo Yuehua (after victories over Martti, FIN and Carlsson , SWE), Peter Stellwag against the eventual world champion Seiji Ono (after bye and victory against Boggan, USA), Hans-Joachim Nolten against Tibor Klampár (after Wins against Van Slobbe, NED and Patrick Birocheau , FRA), Engelbert Hüging against the later third Li Zhenshi from China (after wins against Knapp, AUS and Gheorghe, ROM) and Ralf Wosik against the later fourth Liang Geliang from China (after wins against Zoran Kalinić , YUG and Ricky Seemiller, USA).
Hüging played with the Russian Igor Solopov and lost in round 3 to the Chinese Wang Huyuan / Li Zhenshi . Nolten and Wosik were eliminated in the first round against Appelgren (SVE) / Böhm (ROM). The most successful were Leiß / Stellwag , who advanced to the quarter-finals and were beaten by the Hungarians Jonyer / Klampar .
Monika Kneip-Stumpe only had to qualify for the main round in a qualifying round, but this failed. Kirsten Krüger was eliminated in the first round against Pak Yong-ok from North Korea. Only Ursula Hirschmüller survived round 1 by defeating Ferenczi (ROM), but then failed to Ilona Uhlíková (CSR).
The two doubles with German participation were eliminated in the first round: Hirschmüller / Krüger against the eventual vice world champions Ge Xinai / Yan Guili from China and Kneip-Stumpe / Stevenson (ENG) against Uhliková / Silhanova (CSR).
Three German couples competed in this competition, but they all failed in the first round: Leiß / Kneip-Stumpe against Fabri / Jurcic (YUG), Nolten / Krüger against Secretin / Bergeret (FRA) and Wosik / Hirschmüller against Cho Yong Ho / Pak Yong-ok (North Korea).
North Korea refused entry to Israel and South Korea teams. Considerations of the other participants to boycott the world championship or to downgrade it to a "world tournament" did not find a majority.
- The Chinese Guo Yuehua receives the Richard Bergmann Fair Play Prize from the SCI .
- The Chinese Ge Xinai receives the Victor Barna Prize from the SCI .
- In the run-up, America and Japan had decided not to host the World Cup.
- On April 25, 1979, North Korea issued six postage stamps for the World Cup ( Michel catalog no. 1828–1833) in perforated and cut versions. There is also a first day special cancellation Pyongyang and a postal stationery envelope.
|Team men||1.||Hungary ( János Takács , Tibor Kreisz , Gábor Gergely , István Jónyer , Tibor Klampár )|
|2.||China ( Guo Yuehua , Huang Liang , Li Qiwei, Li Zhenshi , Liang Geliang )|
|3.||Japan (Hideo Gotoh, Hiroyuki Abe, Masahiro Maehara, Norio Takashima, Seiji Ono )|
|11.||Germany ( Engelbert Hüging , Jochen Leiß , Hans-Joachim Nolten , Peter Stellwag , Ralf Wosik )|
|22nd||Austria ( Erich Amplatz , Gottfried Bär , Walter Frank, Günter Müller, Franz Waldhäusl )|
|25th||Switzerland ( Thomas Busin , Laszlo Földy , Martin Hafen, D.Huber)|
|Team women||1.||China ( Zhang Li , Zhang Deying , Cao Yanhua , Ge Xinai )|
|2.||North Korea (Song Suk Li, Pak Yung-sun , Pak Yong-ok , Gil Soon Hong)|
|3.||Japan (Kayoko Kawahigashi, Shoko Takahashi, Yoshiko Shimauchi, Kayo Sugaya)|
|9.||Germany ( Ursula Hirschmüller , Monika Kneip-Stumpe , Kirsten Krüger )|
|29||Austria ( Dolores Fetter , Brigitte Gropper )|
|31.||Switzerland ( Franziska Weibel-De Thum , Renate Wyder )|
|Men's singles||1.||Seiji Ono - JPN|
|2.||Guo Yuehua - CHN|
|3.||Li Zhenshi - CHN|
|3.||Liang Geliang - CHN|
|Ladies singles||1.||Ge Xinai - CHN|
|2.||Song Suk Li - PRK|
|3.||Zhang Deying - CHN|
|3.||Tong Ling - CHN|
|Men's doubles||1.||Antun Stipančić / Dragutin Šurbek - YUG|
|2.||István Jónyer / Tibor Klampár - HUN|
|3.||Guo Yuehua / Liang Geliang - CHN|
|3.||Wang Huiyuan / Li Zhenshi - CHN|
|Ladies doubles||1.||Zhang Deying / Zhang Li - CHN|
|2.||Ge Xinai / Yan Guili - CHN|
|3.||Song Suk Li / Jong Suk Ro - PRK|
|3.||Eržebet Palatinuš / Gordana Perkučin - YUG|
|Mixed||1.||Liang Geliang / Ge Xinai - CHN|
|2.||Li Zhenshi / Yan Guili - CHN|
|3.||Wang Huiyuan / Zhang Deying - CHN|
|3.||Jacques Secrétin / Claude Bergeret - FRA|
|1||People's Republic of China||4th||4th||7th||15th|