And while the sport of skiing in China is still developing, at least at the amateur level, Chinese skiers are hopeful for the growth Beijing 2022 can bring.
More than 250 athletes descended on the Romanian city for two days of action. Mardare, the bronze medallist at the 2016 Balkan Championships, achieved an impressive 82.78m with his second attempt.
The top four finishers of each group will form a new group, to be based in Suzhou, to fight for the first to eighth positions of the season in the second phase, which will be held between October 16 to December 12.
Zidane has a doubt over Martin Odegaard after confusion surrounding a COVID-19 test, but the coach's main problem will be how to get the best out of an attack likely to still be without Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio, who are struggling with fitness issues.
Five minutes later, Zhu Jianrong nearly contributed another goal for Huanghai in his one-on-one with Teda's goalkeeper. But his volley from small angle missed the target.
Flamengo went ahead in the sixth minute when Pedro slotted a cool finish past Argentinian goalkeeper Javier Burrai after a surging run and defence-splitting pass from Gerson.
As the match progressed, Wolfsburg assumed control and Joao Victor should have marked the opener but instead of beating Leverkusen custodian Lukas Hradecky with a well-placed shot, he tried to round Hradecky, who was on guard to defuse the situation in the 74th minute.
MADRID, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid kicked off their title defense with a draw away to Real Sociedad this weekend, while Villarreal showed their firepower and Granada ended a perfect week. Here are some things we learned during Matchday 2 in La Liga.
Spain's 12-time French Open winner Nadal, who is bidding for a record-equaling 20th Grand Slam, will play world No. 83 Egor Gerasimov of Belarus in the first round.
Villarreal's league campaign got off to a slow start with a 1-1 draw at home to Huesca a week ago and things looked to be going wrong again on Saturday when they fell behind to Eibar. However, Gerard Moreno levelled the score in the 62nd minute with an excellent goal that saw him turn on a sixpence before firing home and Paco Alcacer sealed the win with a calm finish when put clean through. In Moreno and Alcacer, new Villarreal coach Unai Emery knows he has players who are both capable of netting between 15-20 goals a season (Moreno scored 18 last season and was the top scoring Spaniard in La Liga) and the pair will give his side a lot of points as they look to qualify for the Champions League this campaign.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Romain Alessandrini scored twice as Qingdao Huanghai swept Tianjin Teda 3-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Shanghai SIPG secured the top spot of Suzhou Division with a 1-0 victory over Beijing Guoan Friday evening.