Michael MAZE beat MA Lin in exhibition matchPhoto: Michael MAZE Facebook
In front of 500 spectators in the City Hall in Odense Denmark beat China in exhibition match as the part of the Hans Christian Andersen Festival.
Michael MAZE, who has just returned after almost a year long break due the injury, won 4-2 (11-8, 11-5, 6-11, 11-2, 8-11, 12-10) against the Chinese legend, the triple Olympic gold medalist MA Lin. MA beat Michael MAZE in the World Championships semi-final in Shanghai in 2005.
Ruben S. JENSEN, opened the evening by winning 2-0 (13-11, 13-11) against ZOU Huaren. In the next match Trine GRAUHOLM lost 1-2 to the former Asian champion TANG Weiyi. Trine Grauholm won the first set 11-8, but lost the next two 9-11 and 6-11. Rasmus KLEIN-DØSSING beat 2-0 (16-14, 11-6) Zhang Hua.
“It was amazing to play Tsingtao Table Tennis Tour in front of more than 500 people in Odense yesterday and of course winning against Ma Lin again.It was a great event and thank You once again for all the support. I'm so grateful to be back playing the sport I love!” wrote MAZE on his Facebook account.