"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."
Jepchirchir's winning mark beats the previous record of 1:06:11 set by Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopia at the World Half Marathon Championships in 2018.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach delivers a speech via video during the opening ceremony of the World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2020 in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ming)
Guangzhou R&F now sit sixth in the eight-team Dalian division with 10 points, four points ahead of Henan Jianye, the tailender on a six-match winless streak. Enditem
Though it was clear that Djokovic did not intend to hit the line judge, organizers said Djokovic was disqualified in accordance with the rules.
Chelsea finished fourth in last season's Premier League and reached the final of the FA Cup where they lost to Arsenal.
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.
"It's a completely different match and a completely different scenario, a completely different moment. She was doing so well, she was being so aggressive, and I knew I needed to do the same thing," Sakkari said.
After the defeat, Brzeczek surprised the waiting journalists by praising his team.
With reigning US Open champion Nadal, who cited concerns about traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and an injury-hit Federer opting out of the event, Djokovic had been favorite to win another title in New York. Enditem
Bosnia's next match is against Ireland on October 8, followed by a game against the Netherlands three days later. Enditem