"I gained some weight after quitting swimming. Then I turned to basketball just for fun, but I found my passion for it," she recalled.
In a finely balanced match, where the two teams saw the biggest lead of eight points, Ji missed a buzzer-beating three-pointer that could have secured Daqing's win in regulation time.
The 18-year-old Chang defeated Irish teenager Aaron Hill 4-2 in the first round.
"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.
"I'm aiming to achieve many things this year at both a personal and collective level," Coutinho told a virtual news conference on Saturday. "I can say that I returned to Spain with a lot of motivation. My desire to work and make things happen in my favor has tripled."
He has been in impressive form for Galatasaray over the past month, with three goals from the opening four rounds of the Turkish Super Lig.
The 28-year-old, who endured a difficult 18 months at Barcelona before being farmed out to the Bundesliga club in July 2019, has rediscovered his confidence since returning to the Camp Nou last month, shining in a central attacking midfield role behind Lionel Messi.
Meanwhile, Angel Romero and Andre Carrillo each scored braces as Paraguay and Peru drew 2-2 in Asuncion.
"Peru have a lot of great players. They are capable of making life very difficult for us. But we're going to do everything we can to win," he added. Enditem
Ma Long of Beijing and Xu Xin (L) of Shanghai compete during the men's doubles final match against Lin Gaoyuan/Liang Jingkun of Guangdong at the 2020 Chinese National Table Tennis Championships in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
"We did a good job to stop their points from the paint, and this brought us an advantage in this match," said Shanghai coach Milos Paden, who revealed that injured guard Peng Szu-Chin will miss the first stage matches of the regular season. Enditem