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
Jiangsu won their sixth straight game and advanced as the pace-setter in group A.
The top four of each group will play the second phase between October 16-December 12 in Suzhou.
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.
Former world No. 1 Halep, who has just clinched the title in Rome earlier this week, cruised past Tormo 6-4, 6-0 to advance, at the same time extended his winning streak to 15 matches in a row.
As opposed to a typical quota of 20 paddlers for each World Cup, the events this year will see one more berth apiece. The ITTF Executive Committee has decided to allow more flexibility for the entry procedure, due to timelines afforded to the players to enter, and certain changes to the conditions of the event series, as well as last-minute changes to some league matches.
Dortmund started an onslaught on Augsburg's goal but Gikiewicz staged a faultless performance and drove the visitors to desperation with his saves in the closing stages.
ROME, Sept.27 (Xinhua) -- Andrea Pirlo's Juventus trailed twice at Olimpico Stadium, but leveled each time to draw 2-2 with Roma on Sunday, with Jordan Veretout and Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a brace each.
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.
Rangnick said the coaching issue is not Schalke's only problem.
The Serb frequently used drop shots throughout the game, just as he did during his Rome title run last week.