Training at times with no appropriate gear like shoes, many athletes in Uganda persevere focusing on winning a medal someday.
"I'm very happy to help my team win. This was the most memorable game for me this season. I learned a lot from all these games, which can help me in the future when playing in big events," said Lu.
"I'm very happy. It feels good to open my account and I hope to score many more," said the 21-year-old Ganago, who arrived in Lens this summer.
"There is no doubt in my mind that we will have a great Asian Games - one of the finest we have had," he said.
As one of the venues for 2023 AFC Asian Cup, Shanghai Pudong Football Stadium is a professional football stadium designed to meet the requirements of FIFA's A-level competitions.
Very little separated the two teams in the tilt, as each pair fired 46 winners on the day. Muhammad and Townsend broke serve six times, compared to five breaks for Xu and Melichar, but it was the Chinese-American team who used bold play to secure the decisive breaker.
"I gave everything that I could today on the court. I felt that I progressed a lot. I've played a lot of great matches. I felt that I've tested myself physically, mentally on very difficult stages. It's been great. I want to continue to keep going the same way, enjoy myself," she added. Enditem
He came back from the injury at the beginning of the year, but following the outbreak of coronavirus, his return was postponed by a few months.
Meanwhile, playing in front of empty stands (for the opening months of the campaign at least) once again promises to make a mockery of home advantage and make games much harder to predict.
"We beat ourselves today. Our performance is hard to explain but it is a bitter defeat, that is for sure," Hertha Berlin head coach Bruno Labbadia said.
In the opening men's doubles, Zheng Siwei/Wang Yilv crushed Li Junhui/Ren Xiangyu 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in just 21 minutes to gain the first point for Qingdao.