“The last three holes were the crucial part. I had a three-putt bogey at the 16th hole where I missed a three-foot par putt. I also missed a 10-footer for birdie at the next hole. At the last hole I hit over the green. I knew then game over,” said the 22-year-old Hainan native.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Thailand has pulled out of the Thomas and Uber Cup finals 2020, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Monday.
"Since 2010, I have never gone without competing for such a long time, so this represents a precious chance," said the 2016 world champion. "It's important to recover my form step by step."
The home team had a great chance to even things up in the 30th minute when Eli Dasa's ball found an unmarked Eran Zahavi whose shot went wide of goal.
In the 69th minute, the Shenzhen side got another goal-scoring opportunity. However, Harold Preciado's close-range shot was saved by Shenhua goalkeeper Zeng Cheng and then John Mary's follow-up header hit the woodwork once again.
"Everybody dreams of wearing the yellow jersey one day in his life so first off I'm just happy how things are," Roglic said.
The 33-year-old striker announced his "U-turn" 11 days after informing the club that he wanted to leave this summer and arguing that a clause in his contract meant he could leave for free.
Gu developed the habit of exercising very early. When he worked in Yinchuan and Shenzhen, he always ran or cycled to work. "Exercise makes people healthy. Some people around my age suffer from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. I pay more attention to maintain a good body and good mentality through exercise," Gu said.
The striker argued that a clause in his contract, which is due to expire in June 2021, allowed him to leave on a free transfer at the end of the 2019/20 season and that he wanted to take up the option.
The men's hammer throw was a battle between two Polish competitors, with Pawel Fajdek beating Wojciech Nowicki with his best of 79.81m. Alexandra Tavernier of France won the women's event after she threw 74.12m.
By the time Sainz passed Raikkonen for second place on lap 34, Gasly had a four-second lead at the front, and although the Spaniard gradually reeled in the Frenchman, Gasly held firm to take a fairytale maiden Grand Prix win by just 0.4 seconds.