Yan established an advantage from the very beginning, leading runner-up Yu Zongda, also from Hubei, by nearly two seconds in the first 50 meters. Huang Chaosheng from Hunan finished third.
"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm," said the 2018 champion.
Shijiazhuang will go to the Dalian division, where the relegation competition is held. Their first opponent is Dalian Pro, coached by Spaniard Rafael Benitez.
In advance of Wednesday's encounter, the 2012 German champion seems to carry a more massive load on its shoulders.
The news means Thiago will also miss Spain's forthcoming international games, which see them play a friendly in Portugal on October 7, and UEFA Nations League games at home to Switzerland on September 10 and away to the Ukraine three days later. Enditem
"I feel great that I will finally compete this year after the coronavirus shattered by season, including my Olympic debut. Now I have a chance to race before starting again on my Olympic preparations," Cherono, who was named by Athletics Kenya in their Olympic men team alongside world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto, told Xinhua.
"I think it's a great variety shot, the dropshot. I think it's important tactically to have it and to use it at the right time so that you can keep your opponent always guessing what the next shot is," said the top seed, who is seeking his 18th Grand Slam title at Paris.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Durban, South Africa will host the 2023 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals according an announcement made at the ITTF's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, the first ever virtually conducted AGM in the table tennis governing body's history.
Both teams created and missed chances in the first half and made life a little easier in the season, with no one breaking the deadlock.
Angel's first goal was an overhead kick which was originally ruled out for offside, but reinstated after the referee consulted the VAR.
Real Madrid entertain Valladolid and Atletico Madrid travel to Huesca on Wednesday, while FC Barcelona visit Celta Vigo on Thursday night. Enditem