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This was the first World Cup sponsored by Alba. There were 2 previous in 1979 and 1980 World Cups but they were not sponsored by Alba. The last was in 1997 and was won by Sun Jun and Ye Zhao Ying.
A recording of the 1981 Ala World Cup is kept at the British Film Institute (BFI)in England.
http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1981/10/16/RTV161081004/?s=badminton&st=0&pn=1 Visit above to view a 2 minute clip of this famous Men's singles match