Ma Long (R) of China and Timo Boll of Germany celebrate after defeating Sharath Kamal Achanta and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India during the men's doubles second round match at the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf puma rihanna creeper bianche , Germany, May 31, 2017. Ma Long and Timo Boll won 4-1.(XinhuaTao Xiyi)
DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 31 (Xinhua) -- World No. 1 Ma Long opened his singles title defence in style with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Mihai Bobocica at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Wednesday.

Ma, also the Olympic champion in Rio, demolished the Italian in straight games 11-9 adidas superstar slip on uomo , 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 to set up an second round match against Anton Kallberg of Sweden, who defeated India's Soumyajit Ghosh 4-2.

Ma's other four Chinese teammates, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin, former world champion Zhang Jike and world championships debutant Lin Chaoyuan adidas superstar 80s nere , all advanced to the second round.

World No. 3 Xu was the only Chinese player to suffer some scare en route to the victory. The 2013 World Cup champion dropped two games, including the first one, before winning 4-2 over Belarussian Tomas Polansky.

"I feel that in the first match of singles, I had trouble playing openly while the opponent was quite aggressive in his efforts. He is a young athlete that I have never played against before, so there was some potential threat in this uncertainty," said Xu.

"By the time we got to the last game, he had a chance of winning the match but did not take control of the opportunity. His excitement on the court became more intense and wavering adidas supercolor blu elettrico , especially the second round of falling behind six to one."

Local hero and German No. 1 Dimitrij Ovtcharov also fought off tough challenge from Czech Lubomir Jancarik before winning 4-2 (11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 7-11, 11-5, 13-11).

Another German star Timo Boll wasted no time to dispose of Scotland's Gavin Rumgay 4-0.

Boll, 36 adidas superstar supercolor rosa , who has won the German champion 11 times, then paired with Ma to beat Indian duo Sharath Kamal Achanta and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 4-1 to reach the second round of the men's doubles.

Boll and Ma, who were stopped in the second round two years ago in Suzhou, will next take on Chinese pair Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong.

"I think we played better today than in the first round, although the opponents are stronger. We have more harmony and fluency," Boll said.

"I am very much looking forward to the next match. We know the Chinese pair are strong but if we want to win the champion, we need to beat all the rivals."


by Alexia Vlachou

ATHENS adidas superstar bianche e argento , March 14 (Xinhua) -- Celebrating the end of the Carnival season and the start of Lent to Christian Orthodox Easter, Greeks participated in various activities over the past three days in the capital and cities across the country, sending a message of optimism, despite the gloom of the cold weather and the prolonged economic crisis.

In the sixth year of recession, people took a break from the harsh reality with feathered costumes, music and laughter during the weekend before sitting around the table to share traditional dishes on Ash Monday or Clean Monday, exactly 40 days before Easter.

As the heavy rain did not allow Greek children to fly kites outdoors this year adidas superstar nere e bianche uomo , families came together at homes to enjoy the traditional non- meat fasting delicacies in order to leave behind "sinful attitudes" and "clean body and soul" for the Easter.

On Saturday, hordes of the same faithful people dressed up as the walking dead before embarking on a ramble around the city center in a Zombie parade.

Running for the fourth year, the Athens Zombie Walk has gained a lot of fans in Greece. Due to the success of such horror films, in 2000 zombie walks have spread from North America to cities around the globe.

Some of the most harrowing horror movie villains like Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, Darth Vader in Star Wars and Skeletor were brought back from the dead in gruesome makeovers on Syntagma square in front of the parliament and central Athens roads on Saturday.

Getting the most out of the festive season, children and adults on Sunday joined fancy dress parades and cheerful music concerts across Athens and other cities nationwide.

Despite being shadowed by economic difficulties, people dressed in fun adidas superstar bianche e nere 37 , colorful costumes to beat the financial woes.

Diverse celebrations, which date to Antiquity and to the worship of God Dionysus in ancient Greek mythology, were held glamorously all over the country.

More than 30,000 revelers took to the streets of the western Greece city port of Patras celebrating the largest event of its kind in Greece, counting 180 years of history.

In the city of Xanthi in Northern Greece, the three- week carnival festival closed with the burning of the Carnival King's effigy on the banks of the local river.

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After several rounds of salary cuts and tax hikes implemented since 2010 that has shrunk the income of the average household by 30 percent, consumers are deleting items from their shopping list and look for bargains.

According to data from the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE), the most popular ingredients for the holiday's dishes were by 2.4 percent cheaper on average than last year.

The average family lunch prepared with four kilos of fishes and mollusks, a kilo of olive oils, a kilo of vegetables, one kilo of dessert and a kilo of a special kind of bread adidas superstar bianche e oro , baked only on this day, named "lagana", costed 77.9 euros(86.36 U.S. dollars) to Greeks this year down from 79.8 euros in 2015. However, as Greek people expect a new wave of painful measures after the end of the ongo. Wholesale Team Sweden Jerseys   Cheap North America Hockey Jerseys   Cheap Wild Jerseys   Cheap Dallas Stars Jerseys   Cheap Buffalo Sabres Jerseys   Cheap Detroit Red Wings Jerseys   Wholesale Predators Jerseys   Wholesale Maple Leafs Jerseys   Wholesale Hurricanes Jerseys   Wholesale Ducks Jerseys