By N. Dweh Nimley
The University of Liberia auditorium was a scene of spectacular sports action on Tuesday when a tournament named in honor of Chinese Ambassador was held for the third successive time.
The tournament style “Chinese Ambassador Tennis Cup Championship” is an annual event and brings together athletes from tertiary institutions to compete.
The tournament, according to the organizers, is intended to sharpen the skills of athletes and encourage others to develop interest by becoming potential athletes in the sports.
Student Holder Karbowhee of the University of Liberia emerged as winner in the senior men category after chasing out Amara Kamara of the Cuttington University. Karbowhee won four out of seven set at 11-5, 10-3, 18-15 and 12-11.
In the female singles, Celestine King won Lovette David 6-3, 10-5, 11-3 to be declared the winner of the female category of the competition. Lasana Weh also won the junior competition against Jerry Zeon by 3-1 set.
Earlier, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue said he was glad to honor such a competition. He added that table tennis reminds him of the ‘good’ old days.
The Chinese Ambassador explained that people to people relations and actions are major part of international relations.
Ambassador Yue said the Chinese Embassy was proud to share its culture and games with Liberians for the third time.
For his part, Youth and Sports Minister Saah Charles N’Tow lauded the Chinese Embassy for organizing the tournament.
Minister N’Tow said the People’s Republic of China and Liberia have unique relations, which has been strengthened over the years.