Denmark 3 – China 2
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Dong Jiong 6/15, 18/17, 15/11
Høyer Larsen var bagud 1-13 i andet sæt. Her er de sidste point fra tredje sæt.
FINAL STAGE (Hong Kong)
– alle resultater finalerne.
Indonesia beat England 5-0; beat China 3-2; beat Sweden 5-0
China beat England 5-0; beat Sweden 5-0
Sweden beat England 4-1
Denmark beat Korea 3-2; beat Malaysia 4-1; beat Hong Kong 5-0
Korea beat Hong Kong 5-0; beat Malaysia 3-2
Malaysia beat Hong Kong 5-0
Denmark beat China 3-2
Indonesia beat Korea 3-2
INDONESIA (holder) beat Denmark 5-0
“On the men’s side, Denmark carried the European flag into the finals with a 3-2 victory over China today.
It took a heroic effort from 1996 All-England champion Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen to do so however.
Already down one game to China’s Dong Jiong, Hoyer-Larsen came back from a 1-13 deficit to win the second 18-17. He then went on to win
the third 15-11, and the match.
The victory over China catapulted the Danes into the Thomas Cup finals for the first time since 1979.
It was there they suffered an embarrassing 9-0 loss to Indonesia twenty-seven years ago.
They will have the opportunity to avenge that loss this year however, as they once again take on Indonesia in final.
The Indonesians defeated a tough Korea 3-2 to advance.
“We will beat Denmark on Sunday,” said a confident 1992 Olympic goldmedalist Allan Budi Kusuma.
Added Indonesian team leader Lutfi Hamid, “We are afraid of the Danes, but we can beat them.”
PAUL PAWLACZYK, USBA
Denmark beat Austria 5-0; beat Bulgaria 5-0; beat Scotland 5-0
Austria beat Bulgaria 5-0
Bulgaria beat Scotland 3-2
Scotland beat Austria 3-2
England beat Finland 3-2; beat India 5-0; beat Poland 5-0
Finland beat India 4-1; beat Poland 4-1
India beat Poland 5-0
Netherlands beat Belarus 4-1; beat Germany 3-2; beat Russia 3-2
Germany beat Russia 4-1; beat Belarus 5-0
Russia beat Belarus 5-0
Sweden beat Canada 4-1; beat Switzerland 5-0; beat Norway 5-0
Canada beat Norway 4-1; beat Switzerland 5-0
Norway beat Switzerland 4-1
Denmark beat England 5-0
Sweden beat Netherlands 4-1
3/4 PLACE PLAY-OFF
England beat Netherlands 3-2
Denmark beat Sweden 4-1
DENMARK, SWEDEN and ENGLAND
qualified for the Finals in Hong Kong.