It was short-lived joy for the hosts though, as Hoffenheim had the last laugh when Kramaric unleashed a 15-meter hammer to snatch the 3-2 win in injury-time.
The Chinese national women's volleyball championship will be held from September 23 to October 2 in Jiangmen, south China's Guangdong province. A total of 13 teams will play in two groups in the round-robin preliminaries with the top four finishers from each pool to qualify for the knock-out stage. Enditem
Sawe, who started jumping while still a student at Itigo Secondary School in Kosirai in the expansive Rift Valley region, first represented Kenya at the African Athletics Championship in Porto Novo, Benin in 2012 where he won a bronze medal.
Zhao defeated amateur Oliver Brown 3-0 in the group opener and went on to beat Nigel Bond 3-1. The world no. 29 secured his top position in the group despite a loss to Liam Highfield 3-0, as the other three players of his group drew with each other in their encounters.
"Pursuing dreams is where 'Linsanity' originates, also the focal point for cooperation between the club and Lin," the Beijing club said, while expressing its understanding and respect towards Lin's decision.
The 22-year-old Ge set a new personal best of 22.69s this May, aiming to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics final. "I was too hasty to concentrate, when I heard some noise I thought it was the gun," she said.
According to the organizing committee, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed the design schemes from all the host cities except Beijing on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old Yang took the lead in the first half of the race, yet 33-year-old Liu was in charge of the second half, walking at her own pace and clocking 1:27.48 to cross the finish line first. Yang and Qieyang Shijie ranked second and third respectively.
"I think it's an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here," Thiago told the Liverpool club's website.
The Asian Games bronze medalist assigned her strength strategically all the way, in the last 600 meters, three runners took turns to lead, with Zhang winning the sprint finish. "I am from Yunnan province, training at high altitude has built up my endurance, and my strategy worked well today."
The emblem and mascot of the 11th China's National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the 8th China National Special Olympic Games were unveiled at the gala.