The home side was seen as lacklustre in the encounter with Greece, but managed to pick up the pace against the much lower ranked Moldova after coach Matjaz Kek made a few changes to the starting line-up, according to the Slovenian Press Agency STA.
In the other matches of the day, Xiamen Tefang edged Shenzhen Nankeda 4-1, while Zhejiang Nengyuan defeated Anhui Souyu 3-2. Enditem
Bach added that he believed the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing would be a unique opportunity to inspire a new generation with the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, respect and solidarity.
Developing his squad to a high-speed train might come near a tightrope walk as the German coach knows the challenge.
“Something clicked today. I can make putts now. You know I was really happy to make a birdie putt from 10 feet at the second hole, which gave me a lot of confidence,” said Zhang who has qualified for the US Women’s Open in December.
Looking at the potential of his young front line, optimism seems appropriate.
The victory was Lithuania's first competitive win since 2016, bringing an end to their 22-match winless run. Enditem
Only a couple of hours before the race started on Tuesday, the Tour organizers announced that all the riders' tests returned negative but race director Christian Prudhomme tested positive along with four staff members from four different teams.
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. I am delighted that, with the fantastic support and hard work carried out by everyone at the ITTF over several months, we have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," said the ITTF President Thomas Weikert.
According to Du Zuofeng, deputy director of the Co-Host Cities Department of the organizers, the online activities (launched in July as part of the two-year countdown celebration) which encouraged people to upload their exercising record, was a big hit, engaging 310,000 people nationwide with a total of 21.72 million kilometers covered.
Looking to hold onto their narrow lead, Slovakia played more defensively in the game's later stages, and were punished for their caution in the first minute of injury-time, when Ilay Elmkies equalized from Yonatan Cohen's through-ball.