Sport: Threatening Czechs

For a generation or more the Hungarians have had no peers at the game of table tennis. When the Dowager Lady Swaythling put a cup into international team competition in 1927, the Hungarians proceeded to win it and defend it with monotonous regularity.

Last week when 300 table tennists from 16 nations met in London to play for singles and doubles world championships as well as the Swaythling Cup and the Corbillon Cup (for women), Hungary had plenty of competition. The U. S., which had taken the Swaythling Cup last year, turned out to...

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