"This is the first event at such a high level since the training session, after having trained so long, I think all the athletes will be ready to perform their best at the event," said Xie, the 200m Asian record holder.
The final of the AFC Champions League being played in the West Zone on Dec. 19 in a single match rather than in the traditional home and away format.
Melichar said: "Before the match, I told my coach I was prepared for a 7-6 in the third set. Obviously I'm thrilled we won 7-6 in the third. You always wish that it's easier, but we fought our hearts out."
During his coaching career, he won seven national championships, five national cup championships and seven super cup championships. ■
Shaanxi failed to level up before the half-time break when Wang Erzhuo's powerful long volley out of the box went wide in the 30th minute.
"We were very happy during the competition," said Ma Desheng, captain of the Wanning team. "The water near Jiajing Island is very clean and the competitors can see the beautiful coral under the water during the race."
Young sailing enthusiasts train on Herastrau Lake amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Jin)
There are 13 venues planned in the Beijing competition zone. Among them are four newly built, seven renovated and two temporary venues. Up to now, the Shougang Ski Jumping Platform and the comprehensive training hall for China's winter sports teams have been completed.
"What's more, Shaanxi will host 100 marathon or running competitions between the September and May in 2021 for the amateur runners," said Dong Li, the deputy director of the mass sports department of the 14th National Games' organizing committee.
This initially saw another deployment of the safety car, before race stewards decided that clearing the wreckage and repairing damage to the barrier would be better done with the race temporarily halted again.
In a tight mixed doubles battle, Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping rallied from one set down to overcome Feng Yanzhe/Huang Yaqiong 12-14, 15-14, 11-5, 11-8, helping Qingdao seal the victory.