The so-called "Knappenschmiede," Schalke's academy, has developed several of Germany's best players such as Leroy Sane and Manuel Neuer.
Feng Bin of Shandong competes during the Women's Discus Throw Final on Day 4 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)
"I always try to push him to do things he didn't know he can do. His potential is huge," the Pole said and spoke about sprint duels he has started in training in order to challenge the 25-year-old German international.
WARSAW, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- In an interview for Polish media on Friday, legendary volleyball player Malgorzata Glinka said that Chinese coach Lang Ping had a great influence on her career.
Stoppila Sunzu (R) of Shijiazhuang Ever Bright competes during the 11th round match between Tianjin Teda and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
The decision was widely welcomed not only by professional football clubs but other sports such as handball and basketball.
NAIROBI, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- After making remarkable progress to join elite high jumpers in the world, Kenyan Mathew Sawe has put the Nairobi Continental Tour slated for October 3 in his crosshairs and called on top athletes to grace the event, dubbed the Kip Keino Classic.
Despite several setbacks over the past few months, the 25-year-old is optimistic about turning things around wearing the shirt of Schalke 04, when facing 2020 treble-winning Bayern Munich in the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season opener this Friday evening.
The fact that the tie was decided with just one leg, rather than the traditional home and away format, meant the game was a potential banana skin for the Chinese-owned team making its first ever appearance in Europe, but Diego Martinez's side got off to a perfect start with two goals in 10 minutes.
The UAE Team Emirates rider, who will turn 22 on Monday, became the first Slovenian to win the world's elite road cycling event. Meanwhile, the rookie also claimed the polka dot king of the mountains jersey and the best U-26 rider's white jersey.
"I didn't think I was totally ready for the event, but I was happy that I wasn't affected by others and finally made it," said the veteran Liu.