Kotani, who became the first female flag bearer for the Japanese delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, was an ambassador of Tokyo's bidding team to host the 2020 games. Enditem
It seemed Liaoning would dominate the game again as they grabbed seven points in a row in the opening stage of the second set. However, Zhejiang then strengthened their blocking and gradually narrowed Liaoning's lead.
Celta meanwhile will put their faith in Aspas, who has already scored three goals this season and will be a handful for the Barca back line.
Playing in place of the injured striker Kim Shin-Wook, substitute Bi Jinhao seized the opportunity with a close-range shot in the 25th minute and added a second goal on 41 minutes to ensure Shenhua on course grasping the last spot to race for championship.
In the day's earlier fixture, Spezia registered their first Serie A win, as the newly-promoted side stunned Udinese 2-0. Enditem
21-year-old Guo Tianyu is the newest youth footballer shining bright this season, and his first CSL goal gave Luneng a 1-0 win over giants Evergrande.
SAO PAULO, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- A Brazilian labor court ordered a national Serie A match between Palmeiras and Flamengo to proceed on Sunday, overturning an earlier decision to suspend the fixture because of a coronavirus outbreak at the Rio de Janeiro club.
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.
LONDON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese player Luo Honghao reached the second stage at the Snooker Championship League after claiming two victories and one draw in on Tuesday.
BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Newly-promoted Suzhou Dongwu pocketed its first win in Chinese football's second-tier League One after beating Taizhou Yuanda 2-1 on Thursday.
In other fixtures on Wednesday, River Plate won 2-1 at home to Sao Paulo, Palmeiras routed Bolivar 5-0 in Sao Paulo, Independiente Medellin won 2-0 in Caracas, Racing beat Nacional 2-1 in Montevideo, Estudiantes drew 2-2 at Alianza Lima and Barcelona SC won 2-0 at Junior Barranquilla. Enditem