"I was thinking to run maybe 1:04:50, but I'm so happy," said the 2016 world half marathon championships gold medalist.
There were shock wins for local players Jennifer Brady and Shelby Rogers. Brady stunned Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4, while Rogers upset Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6). Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva also registered an upset as she overcame eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Enditem
Beijing Guoan's second-place position and Wuhan Zall's third position remain unchanged in Group B. Enditem
The Austrian will now challenge 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in third round. Thiem has a 2-0 lead in their head-to-head series.
RABAT, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan football team will face Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in friendly matches on October 9 and 13 respectively.
Dia Saba (R) of Guangzhou R&F vies with Gu Cao of Henan Jianye during the 10th round match between Henan Jianye and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Long Lei)
"I began to run marathons when I was 68," said Gu. In 2013, he met Yin Jie, head of a running club in Ningxia, and they often exercised together. Also a runner, Yin encouraged Gu to try the marathon, which piqued his interest. At first, Gu didn't know much about marathons, but after training, he registered for the International Half Marathon in Hangzhou in 2013 and finished it in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 59 seconds. Since then, Gu has run several marathons across China, and began to take part in competitions abroad in 2017.
HANGZHOU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A canoeing relay was held on Sunday in Hangzhou, host city of the 19th Asian Games in 2022, with the Games set to welcome their two-year countdown next week.
Botafogo looked set for a memorable victory when former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou struck his first goal for the club in the 75th minute.
In the other two matches of the day, Hunan Hualai edged Shenzhen Nankeda 3-2, while Olympic champion Chen Long led Xiamen Tefang to a win over Anhui Souyu 5-0. Enditem
In just the third minute of the first half, 17-year-old Fati drew a foul from Serhiy Kyrvstov to earn a penalty that Sergio Ramos converted clinically.