"It is true that the altitude is difficult. It can be suffocating. But what is really important is the flight of the ball and how that changes."
Two years later, when Wang was all set to climb up the ladder and make it into the national youth team, she was held back by injuries.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- 27 years since taking up basketball, including 16 years as a pro, Ji Yanyan is well aware of a palpable role that the sport plays in her 35 years of life.
YINCHUAN, China, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- When the sunrise turned Tengger Desert, China's fourth-largest desert, into golden, crazy music and shouting cheers began to stir up its passion, Zhang Bin, a football player, caught a long pass and scored the third goal for his team.
Questions about Loew's future are popping up, and concerns about the outcome of next year's European Championship are growing.
Unlike beach football, standard beach volleyball is a sport of a team of two, without substitutions. To keep the contest fair, two teams must change court every seven minutes in the preliminary contest and every five minutes in the final because of the sunshine, wind and other weather elements, according to Liu.
"Many people informed me of that, but I never thought of scoring 43 points today. It was a recognition for me over the past 16 seasons," said Ji, who took charge of Daqing in the 2017-18 season.
The game which was the first under Ghanaian manager, Charles Kwabena Akonnor, who was appointed in January is to prepare his team towards next month's African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
"I've battled with Dani [Alves] for a place in the team and that has made me a better player. I'm playing well for my club, I'm happy, and I think that everything that I've experienced in football until now has given me what I need to be able to pay for Brazil's national team and have more continuity."
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid and Uruguay international midfielder Federico Valverde said Friday that he is not yet close to fulfilling his potential, vowing to continue learning from his more experienced teammates.
Marcel Hascak and Patrik Svitana led the scoreboard with two goals each, Svitana added also two assists to put a silver lining to his exceptional performance and help his team climb to the second place in the rankings.