Sam Larsson (L) of Dalian FC competes for a header during the 10th round match between Dalian FC and Jiangsu Suning at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
"The two words were first added to the emblem to make sure people understands it represents the Paralympic Games. The IPC was concerned whether Chinese people knew its meaning if they were removed," explained Lin, who was worried by the difference between the two emblems when placed together.
Both sides posed threats to the other, but no goals were scored in the first half. Shijiazhuang once got a good chance to score in the 33rd minute when forward Liu Xingyu was clean through on goal but his low volley was easily saved by the keeper.
Finishers got their running medal in their hand, not on their neck.
"Life is really boring here," said Wang, who has been training at the National Aquatic Training Center in Qiandaohu, Hangzhou with the Zhejiang provincial team since March. "When I went for a walk one evening, I saw the lights of the gym were all on and girls were there running while some boys were working on their core strength. This was unthinkable when we had a day off before the pandemic."
In Castellon on Saturday, after a foul in the opening round, she landed at 14.47m in round two and almost matched that in the third round with 14.42m. The 24-year-old saved her best for the last round as she leapt out to 14.71m.
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. We have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," ITTF president Thomas Weikert said. Enditem
Zall's Brazilian forward Leonardo Baptistao sparked the contest into suspense with a powerful header to convert Li Hang's 67th-minute corner.
"This team have given me so much, my first chance, my first podium and my first win. It is just an amazing day."
Since the ITTF rankings have been frozen since April 2020, the restart plan will offer players the opportunity to elevate their world rankings before the end of 2020.
"I just don't know what to say, it was really close to a perfect moment," Vetter told World Athletics.