"It's clear that they are better prepared than us, especially when you consider they have had more than 20 days to adapt to the altitude," Scaloni told a virtual news conference.
Playing basketball for 27 years, Ji has found her deep love for the game without any surprise.
Shanxi trailed as many as 15 points in the first half and strived to cut the deficit to 42-40 before the interval. Led by Chinese internationals Liu Jiacen and Wutongtong, Shanxi came back with a 44-33 second half.
"I like beach volleyball more, and I can better control the ball. But it's still uneasy for us in a contest, because you will lose without effort," said Bai. "So I take skill trainings at least eight hours a day and stamina trainings three or four times a week."
"Getting my world half marathon record title back was special moment for me, especially having not competed since mid-March owing to COVID-19, I was excited when I crossed the line in a world record time," said Jepchirchir, who ventured into road running in 2013 after being inspired by Mary Keitany, the 2017 London Marathon champion. Enditem
Also on Sunday, helped by four players scoring in double digits, Sichuan defeated Henan 89-62. Enditem
"We are well aware of the fans' expectation and will fight to make them happen," Skocic was quoted as saying.
"I felt well throughout the entire tournament. I thought I was in great form. But, you know, just he did surprise me with the way he was playing, the quality of tennis he was producing, the level. I mean, he's phenomenal."
"We often encounter bad weather conditions and for many children it is not convenient to play far away from home or school, so I believe the indoor club will be a good solution."
In Thursday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense were held to a goalless home draw by Ceara. Enditem
"It was good to decompress the situation a little bit and send strength to all Argentines."