China's Zhu Ting shows her medal during the awarding ceremony for the women's final of Volleyball at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro vans toy story pas cher , Brazil, on Aug. 20, 2016. China won the gold medal. (XinhuaRen Zhenglai)
ISTANBUL， Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- VakifBank will be seeking to win the FIVB Women's World Club Championship with its new transfer Zhu Ting， China's star spiker and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Rio Olympics， the Turkish volleyball club said on Saturday.
VakifBank is now making preparations for the FIVB Women's Club World Championship which start on October 18 in the Philippines.
"Although we will compete with several tough teams， we are sure that we will get out of this fierce competition with victory，" the club's Italian coach Giovanni Guidetti told reporters.
He noted that his team is working hard for the championship and will try its utmost in the Philippines as the club owns best players of the world.
"We are working hard to carry Turkish sport and Turkish women to the summit at the international arena，" said the Board Chairman of the VakifBank club Osman Demren.
Zhu Thing also expressed her happiness and excitement for joining one of the best clubs of the world.
"The new arena is very beautiful， and I am looking forward to winning Turkish league champion with the club，" Zhu said at the press conference.
Zhu signed with Vakifbank club with a deal proposed by Lang Ping， head coach of the Chinese women volleyball team.
Speaking about Zhu's skills， Guidetti told Xinhua that Zhu is an extraordinary athlete adding she can attack from every angle with great power.
"She is an amazing player， maybe one out of 20 or 30 years，" he said. "We are very happy and lucky to have her in the team."
Vakifbank player Lonneke Sloetjes also told Xinhua that Vakifbank is like FC Barcelona in volleyball and that they want to win every competition.
After the season opening ceremony， Vakifbank played with Italian club Pomi Casalmaggiore in a friendly match.
GABORONE vans sk8 hi slim pas cher , May 12 (Xinhua) -- With 10 days left before the start of the 2nd Africa Youth Games, host Botswana is ready to host the games, a sports official said on Monday.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Botswana Africa Youth Games Organizing Committee (BAYGOG) Tuelo Serufho told the media here that the country is ready to welcome top young atheletes in Africa.
More than 2 vans sk8 hi slim noir ,500 junior athletes and officials are expected to jet into the landlocked Southern Africa nation starting this week for the youth games played in an Olympic format.
The games will be played from 22-31st May with 54 African countries expected to compete in 21 sports.
Serufho said as the organizers they have been working around the clock to make sure that everything is in order ahead of the games and he was confident that the games will go as planned. ( "All logistics have been done and I am confident Botswana will stage world class games," he said.
It is the first time Botswana host the games of this magnitude. Serufho said the competition venues, accommodation facilities and everything is in excellent condition for the games.
He dismissed fears that shortage of water and electricity may disrupt the games saying they have put measures in place to make sure everything progresses smoothly.
The Gaborone dam vans sk8 hi blanche cuir , which is the venue for canoeing and rowing, stands at 11 percent full at the moment, something that has cast doubts over its capability to host.
Botswana has also experienced acute power shortages in earlier months of the year vans sk8 hi cuir noir , although there have been no outages for almost 2 months now.
Serufho added that security will be very tight during the games with several security agencies expected to be on scene throughout. The games, on their only second edition are used by some sports as qualifiers for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.
MADRID, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona pulled to within one point of Real Madrid at the top of the BBVA Primera Liga on Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 win away to struggling Granada.
Under no stretch of the imagination was it a vintage show from the Catalans on a dry and bumpy pitch vans sk8 hi cuir , but star performances from Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic were enough to give them the points against a rival haunted by relegation.
Rakitic scored the opening goal after Suarez's shot was left for him to slide home from close range and then set up Suarez shortly after the break for Barca to double their lead.
Granada got a lifeline from the penalty spot after Marc Bartra was adjudged to have brought down Lass in the penalty area and Fran Rico duly beat Claudio Bravo.
However, Leo Messi made the points safe after Rakitic and Suarez again linked up to allow him to tap home his 27th league goal of the season all be it from a suspiciously offside looking position.
Athough Rakitic and Suarez starred for Barcelona, there is no doubt Rayo Vallecano striker Alberto Bueno was the man of the day in La Liga.
The former Real Madrid youngster scored all four goals in his side's 4-2 win at home to Levante in a devastating 15 minute first half spell.
Levante had opened the scoring through Victor Casadesus after 13 minutes in the Vallecas Stadium before Bueno enjoyed his best ever day in professional football with goals in the 23rd vans old skool femme verte , 32nd, 33rd and 38th minutes to seal the win for Rayo before halftime.
Kala Uche pulled a late consolation goal back for Levante, but the result leaves his side in the bottom three vans old skool verte , while Rayo move seven points clear of the drop zone.
Almeria and Deportivo la Coruna ended in a 0-0 draw with Almeria finishing the match with just nine men after Thievy and Michel were both sent off for seeing two yellow cards each.