The first half did not witness any breakthroughs until the last minute before the interval. Paulo Henrique Soares dos Santos's volley on the right side of the box was denied by the left post, but Wang Qiuming contributed a sliding shot in front of the goal to make it 1-0 for Hebei.
"The female Iranian players have to wear a hijab or a head cover. In the beginning, it was difficult because there were no leagues who accepted us. However, the Bulgarian federation opened its doors to Iranian women and confirmed our participation in their league," said Borhani.
European champion Laura Muir was unstoppable in the women's 1,500m, continuing her momentum following a big win in Oslo two weeks ago. The Briton clocked 3:58.24, followed by Sofia Ennaoui of Poland and Romania's Claudia Bobocea.
"I feel satisfied with my performance after the first seven rounds. I tried my best to earn points for my team in every game. As young players, we should seize the opportunities to improve ourselves through such games," said Li Shipei, who rallied from two sets down to win in the men's singles, securing the victory for Ruichang.
"It's more important to enjoy the process," Gu added. "You can take pictures and enjoy the view so as to relax yourself when you go to different places to participate in competitions. It's also important to display sportsmanship. During the cycling portion of one triathlon, a competitor in front of me fell, and I immediately stopped to help him."
"It's going to be one of the young guys, I think, if you count Dominic Thiem as a young guy, as well. He obviously has a chance to win. Now I think it is the time where it gets really interesting. We'll see where we go from here." Enditem
"I've been playing well the past couple of weeks, training well, focussing on the right things, maintaining that level of performance and hoping for the best. I'm feeling confident about my game and taking that to every match I play."
Slovenia now rank second behind Greece in Group C3, both having four points. The next games will be played in October against Kosovo and Moldova. Enditem
All of his youngsters have already left their marks and speak about their enormous ambitions.
However, the finals, scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from Oct. 3-11, will proceed as planned, the world governing body of badminton said in a statement.
"My body condition is not a hundred percent, but I'm training every day. I'm giving my best, so that I can help my team as fast as possible," said the former top scorer in Germany's third-tier league.