Marat at the Paradorn Super Tour (China) 2003
by Xi Xiyu & Vanya
Last Friday I saw at the Tsinghua BBS that Safin will show on the Eastern Stadium in the campus at 13:30 on this Wednesday. Meanwhile some table tennis and badminton players such as Deng Yaping and Li Lingwei (famous athletes in China) attend the Activity. Unfortunately I am not a Tsinghua student then I must borrow some students ID. I have organized a dozen fans there. Besides I have planned to send him a gift on Thursday morning and the tennis authority has agreed. So we’ll talk about it and I think we must give him a surprise!
Today the local and national TV Station has both broadcast the news. He came to Beijing with a childhood friend and fairly many fans went to the airport. He is in a black jacket and a grey sweater; blue jeans and dark adidas sneakers. Surprisely he has garnered a light moustache. I have also seen the Chairman of the event. He gave a brief interview at the airport. He said: “I am glad back China after a year, and I really like the nation, and I think the origination in Shanghai TMC is pretty good. I am pleased to see another event well be held here because many children can take part in it and enjoy it. And I prefer more tournaments in China.” (I can’t catch his words but this is the main idea.)