The ITTF is closely cooperating with CTTA to ensure safety measures are in place to protect athletes, coaches, officials and supporting staff within the competition "bubble." Enditem
"I began to run marathons when I was 68," said Gu. In 2013, he met Yin Jie, head of a running club in Ningxia, and they often exercised together. Also a runner, Yin encouraged Gu to try the marathon, which piqued his interest. At first, Gu didn't know much about marathons, but after training, he registered for the International Half Marathon in Hangzhou in 2013 and finished it in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 59 seconds. Since then, Gu has run several marathons across China, and began to take part in competitions abroad in 2017.
"My major is Journalism and communications," Yang said, adding that she also wants to be a sports writer if she has the chance.
"The two words were first added to the emblem to make sure people understands it represents the Paralympic Games. The IPC was concerned whether Chinese people knew its meaning if they were removed," explained Lin, who was worried by the difference between the two emblems when placed together.
The fixture, if it goes ahead, will be the first outing for both teams this year. International matches in the North American, Central American and the Caribbean Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) have been suspended since March because of the global health crisis. Enditem
Djokovic's unexpected exit ends both his 26-match winning streak this year and his attempt to win his 18th Grand Slam title, with the drama also sending Carreno Busta into the men's quarterfinals.
In the women's doubles, Xu Yifan from China and America's Nicole Melichar reached the second round after edging past their opponents in straight sets. Enditem
Rodriguez moved to Madrid from French side AS Monaco in 2014 after claiming the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot with his six goals at that year's competition in Brazil. He also spent two years on loan to German giants Bayern Munich from 2017 to 2019.
In Paris, France came from behind to repeat their triumph in the final of the 2018 World Cup, beating Croatia 4-2, despite the absence of striker Kylian Mbappe.
"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
Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) boss Oduor Gangla said in a statement issued in Nairobi that Simiyu will take over the job on a two-year contract.