"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. We have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," ITTF president Thomas Weikert said. Enditem
Beijing gained the upper hand at the beginning of the match, seeing Cedric Bakambu break the deadlock for the title favorites in the 23rd minute after collecting Zhang Yuning's long pass through a close range volley shot.
Chongqing surged into a 2-0 lead just 22 minutes into the game with a pair of strikes from Alan Kardec and Adrian Mierzejewski, while Teda's Hui Jiakang pulled one goal back in the 62nd minute.
NAIROBI, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Sheila Chelangat is set for her first competition at the Ostrava Golden Continental Tour on Tuesday after starting the season with a commanding victory at the national cross country championships in February before COVID-19 halted her dreams.
He became a first-team regular under manager Renato Gaucho following the departure of Everton Soares to Benfica last month.
"We have good bench players, which makes me be confident when facing the upcoming new season," the 54-year-old added.
In just the third minute of the first half, 17-year-old Fati drew a foul from Serhiy Kyrvstov to earn a penalty that Sergio Ramos converted clinically.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Paulinho's late goal in the injury time helped Guangzhou Evergrande overcame their city rivals Guangzhou R&F 2-1 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday.
Meanwhile, Kenya's world marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei's track debut ended in disappointment after losing the battle to The Dutch world 1,500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan who went to break the World Hour record after she reached 18,930 meters as the hour elapsed, beating the existing mark of 18,517 meters set by Ethiopia's Dire Tune in 2008.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has introduced measures to deal with agents that disrupt the transfer order. Agents who break the regulation could receive a life-time ban from football activities.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was exactly trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand."