Are you ready for the final? (1993 Gothenburg)
It’s time for the most awaited game of the day here in Gothenburg, as Jean-Philippe Gatien takes on Jean-Michel Saive in the men’s singles’ final of the World Championships.
Having seen off Jan-Ove Waldner in the semi-finals, Frenchman Saive will be hoping to claim his first title. He will of course, find it tough against Gatien who himself saw off Zoran Primorac in the other semi-final.
Liu and Qiao take home the gold (1993 Gothenburg)
Champions in 1989 and finalists for three editions of the World Championships, Deng Yaping and Qiao Hong have been restricted to silver for a second time running, as Liu Wei and Qiao Yunping secured a 3-1 (21-19, 14-21, 21-17, 23-21) win to clinch the gold.
China’s two pairings in the final had already assured their country of a third consecutive World Championship, but it came in an exciting fashion. Deng and Qiao were touted to take home their second title, but it was not to be curtsy colleagues Liu and Qiao – who showed off their classy shot making to keep the former World Champions at bay.