"Elite athletes like Xu Jiayu, Ye Shiwen and Wang Shun have already reached a high level. They set goals for themselves, and the attention from media and the public encourages them. Their desire to win and to fight at the Tokyo Olympics propels them forward."
Shanghai-based Oriental Sports Daily doubted the Brazilian player had time to go through any kind of medical quarantine.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- American stars Serena Williams and Sofia Kenin both reached the fourth round at the 2020 US Open after defeating their respective opponents on Saturday.
Wang's coach Zhu Zhigen, who is also in charge of the Zhejiang team, acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak was mentally challenging for athletes.
It is the second time Jepchirchir has broken a world record over the distance. She registered her personal best of 1:05:06 in a mixed race three years ago in Ras Al Khaimah to set the world record, which only stood for eight months.
It was a tough day for all cyclists as the mountainous stage 8, a 141km ride to Loudenvielle, featured three challenging ascents which scattered the peloton.
After the restart, Germany got a perfect start as Werner broke the deadlock on 51 minutes after capitalizing on Robin Gosens' square pass into the penalty area.
This Sunday, Germany crosses swords with Switzerland in Basel.
"I feel satisfied with my performance after the first seven rounds. I tried my best to earn points for my team in every game. As young players, we should seize the opportunities to improve ourselves through such games," said Li Shipei, who rallied from two sets down to win in the men's singles, securing the victory for Ruichang.
NAIROBI, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan retired star Innocent Simiyu was on Tuesday reappointed as the head coach of Kenya's rugby sevens side.
Switzerland's debutant Marc Hirschi had a brilliant solo lead for over 80km before being caught 1.5km from the finish, where Pagacar edged fellow Slovenian Roglic to claim the victory,