Five hundred canoeing-lovers, led by famous athletes and representatives from all walks of life, set off from the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, and carried the relay through the waters of Qiandao Lake, the Xin'an River and Fuchun River in several counties of the city. In each part, 19 people played the role of leading navigator, symbolizing the 19th Asian Games.
Medvedev will next face fellow American Frances Tiafoe, and Thiem will take on Canada's rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Chelangat, who idolizes her fellow countrywoman Hellen Obiri, believes she has what it takes to become the next Obiri in running in the coming years.
"The pandemic really has affected us tremendously. But I have not wasted my time. Instead, I kept improving my techniques. I was ready for this competition," he added.
The last minutes of the first half witnessed the prowess of Saba. The Israeli striker added an open goal in the 39th minute, then delivered a precise cross for Ye Chugui six minutes later, helping the Guangzhou side lead 3-1.
"It was a good challenge but also very important for any athlete to be exposed to bigger competitions," Borhani said. Enditem
ROME, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Italian Serie A elites Roma announced on Tuesday that Nicolo Zaniolo will under surgery after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
With the running calendar slowly resuming amid global COVID-19 setbacks, WA's anti-doping watchdog Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is stepping up measures to increase testing of athletes with Kenya, a long distance running powerhouse key in their testing program.
In Thursday's only other match, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Gremio thanks to goals either side of half-time from Patric Cabral and Iago Maidana. Pepe pegged a late goal back for the hosts. Enditem
It is also the second F1 victory for the Faenza-based squad, following Sebastian Vettel's equally unlikely win at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix.
The start of the race was done in smaller groups of a few hundred people, as opposed to the usual big launch of several thousand.