(Obscure-ish) Sports question

Who was the 1976 Ping-Pong/Table Tennis world champion? I’m not entirely sure that such a championship exists (or existed in 1976); I just blurted it out at random earlier today and now I’m actually kind of curious.

There was a World Table Tennis Championship, but it was only held in odd-numbered years at the time, so there were no champions for 1976.

The US Open Champions for 1976 were:

1976 Dragutin Surbek YUG (men)
1976 Ki Soon Ok KOR (women)

You can find others at http://www.usatt.org/organization/champions/

Now I’m curious…

RealityChuck, did you already know that information, or are you just quick on google?