Born a century ago, the man who set the standard

Single minded determination; the goal to be the best (Photo: courtesy of Table Tennis Legends) by Ian Marshall, Editor In Prague, at the 1936 World Championships, at the quarter-final stage of the men’s singles event, he beat England’s Adrian Haydon; he prevailed in three straight games (21-9, 21-11, 26-24). At the time, he was 16 years and 341 days old. Today, Wednesday 10th April, we mark 100 years since the birth of one of our greatest ever champions, Richard Bergmann. If on Wednesday 25th April in the Hungarian capital city, a significant day, the day of the Swaythling Club Annual General Meeting who present a sportsmanship award in honour of Richard Bergmann, Tomokazu Harimoto is present in the men’s singles quarter-finals and he