Liu Yuchen/Du Yue earned the first point for Qingdao after 48 minutes by beating Qiu Zijian/An Yu of Anhui 11-8, 7-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9 in the mixed doubles.
The 33-year-old confirmed his U-turn in an interview with Goal.com, which comes 11 days after he rocked the footballing world by informing Barcelona that he wanted to leave the club he first joined 20 years ago.
Barcelona, who have been supported by the Spanish football league (La Liga), took a different viewpoint, insisting that if he wanted to join a different club he would have to pay the 700 million euro release clause in his contract.
"After many months away from the table, it is extremely important for us to get international table tennis events back running again," said Steve Dainton, ITTF chief executive officer.
Cheptegei and Kiplimo are only part of the top tier of athletes that the East African country has to offer.
Loew is demanding intensive pressing and counterattacks to address the needs of modern football.
"Two years should be enough to re-produce the materials. For large, three-dimensional materials that are hard to change, we will stay with the old emblem. At least we hope there won't be two different Paralympic Games emblems in the venues," Lin explained.
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. We have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," ITTF president Thomas Weikert said. Enditem
Duris might have doubled Slovakia's lead, but Israel goalkeeper Ofir Marciano was equal to his effort, and also saved well from Robert Bozenik late in the game.
Nigerian striker Kingsley Onuegbu took a part in the ceremony for the trip to the 2020 season on Thursday. The 34-year-old displayed the team's new season jersey as one of 12 new comers.
After a long, low whistle, the game began. "Strikers! Try running the channels!" 17-year-old midfielder Xie Jili shouted.