Ranking first in the event's preliminary heat in 2:10.25, Qin Haiyang from Shanghai didn't advance to the final as he failed to finish in the top eight in a series of physical tests - a new requirement for this year's championships.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
Wuhan Zall had no chances to enter the championship race after losing to Hebei China Fortune 2-0, while Tianjin enlarged its winless record to 13 games after being defeated by Qingdao Huanghai 3-0 before the match.
Chongqing Dangdai edged Shanghai SIPG 1-0, but Shanghai SIPG still managed to rank first in Suzhou division, and will take on Shanghai Shenhua in the second stage. Enditem
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai defeated Fujian with a surprisingly easy 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-12) victory in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Sunday.
LONDON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Benfica's 23-year-old central defender Ruben Diaz for 65 million pounds (83.4 million US dollars), with a further four million dollars in incentives.
Barca are still working in the transfer market, however, with Ousmane Dembele now linked to a move to Manchester United as the club chases Memphis Depay - a personal request of Koeman's.
"This is the first major tournament in the last 11 months because of the epidemic. I know I can swim faster this time and want to see how fast I could be," said the bronze medalist of the world championships.
Shandong expects a tough match on Sunday with title favorites Inner Mongolia as their next opponent, while Daqing hopes to bounce back in Sunday's encounter with Beijing, another losing side on Thursday. Enditem
Zhang had just broke the national record in the preliminary final on Sunday night in a time of 52.90 seconds. She led in the first 50 meters in the final, but Yang raced ahead of her in the last moment.
However, unlike Bottas and Verstappen, Hamilton started the race on soft compound tyres and had to come in to change them sooner than he would have liked, while Bottas and Verstappen were able to go much deeper into the race on their medium compound rubber.