"This was to say the least, one of my most difficult races. The altitude took a toll on me and it simply took away my breath. I just can't remember much of the race. I am happy to win in such conditions in my personal best time. I just say it was a solid performance and I am happy to wrap up my season with a win. I will take two weeks break before starting my winter preparations," said Awuah.
The event series includes the 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup, the 2020 ITTF Men's World Cup and the 2020 ITTF Finals.
"We know that Shanghai boasts a quick pace and three-pointer shooting ability. We had a great defense and restrained the opponents' character today," said Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan.
Shanghai came from behind to beat Tianjin 88-60. Shanghai was trailing by six points at the end of the first quarter, but the team recovered and had a 24-8 second quarter to move ahead. Shanghai controlled the game well to finish the third period 23-10, and then sealed the easy victory.
As for player updates, Germany's Han Ying enters the action at the Women's World Cup in place of Australia's Melissa Tapper, and Germany's Patrick Franziska replaces Australia's Hu Heming to participate in the Men's World Cup. Enditem
Loew had criticized the additional friendlies this year, as they are downsizing his time window for training sessions. Additional training is of more value for a team in a transition process than test-matches Loew stated.
"I don't care about the result of the river-cross competition, I only want to feel the fighting spirit against waves," Zhu added. Enditem
"We put on a good defense, both with and without possession, but admittedly there is a gap separating the two sides," he noted. Enditem
The 2020-21 season will be played behind closed doors in a bubble, with all participants undergoing isolated management to ensure their safety.
Three internationals against Turkey, followed by the Nations League encounter against Ukraine and Switzerland, seems to have come at an inopportune moment.
"Many players have little experience of playing in WCBA. I'm satisfied with their desire to win and fighting spirit," she noted. Enditem