China Sports Weekly (7.17-7.23)-Xinhua

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) — Here are the latest Chinese sports headlines from last week:

1. Wang Jianan wins historic long jump gold for China at World Championships in Athletics

Gold medalist Wang Jianan of China during the medal ceremony of men’s long jump at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, Oregon, the United States, July 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Wang Jianan stunned the field by winning China’s first-ever long jump gold medal at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, Oregon, USA on July 16.

Wang surged to victory on his final attempt, netting a gold medal at 8.36m to beat defending Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece.

2. OCA announces new dates for 19th Asian Games

Official emblem of the 19th Asian Games. (Xinhua)

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced on July 19 the new dates for the 19th Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8, 2023.

The 19th Asian Games were originally scheduled to be held from September 10 to 25, 2022, but were postponed by the OCA Board on May 6 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. China knocked out by Lebanon in FIBA ​​Asia Cup quarter-finals

Zhou Qi (2nd R) of China in action during the quarterfinal against Lebanon at the FIBA ​​Asia Cup 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)

China were eliminated from the FIBA ​​Asia Cup after losing to Lebanon 72-69 in the quarter-finals in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 20.

Zhou Qi scored a team-high 22 points for China and grabbed 21 rebounds, and Xu Jie and Gu Quan added nine.

4. Feng Bin surpasses Olympic champions to win women’s discus gold at World Championships in Athletics

China’s Feng Bin celebrates after winning the women’s discus final at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, Oregon, the United States, July 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

China’s Feng Bin won the women’s discus throw title at the World Championships in Athletics on July 20.

Feng shot a personal best 69.12 meters on his first attempt, which was unbeaten by other throwers thereafter.

Two-time Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia took silver at 68.45m. Defending Olympic champion Valarie Allman of the United States settled for bronze at 68.30m.

With two days of competition remaining, China ranks fourth in the medal table with two gold, one silver and two bronze.

5. Wang Manyu wins women’s singles title at WTT Champions

Wang Manyu celebrates during the women’s singles semifinal match against Chen Meng at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Champions European Summer Series 2022 in Budapest, Hungary, July 22, 2022. (Photo by Attila Volgyi/Xinhua)

China’s Wang Manyu won the women’s singles title at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Champions in Budapest, Hungary on July 23.

China have already won the women’s singles championship as Chen Meng, Wang Manyu, Sun Yingsha and Wang Yidi took all the places in the semi-finals.

Wang Manyu and Wang Yidi reached the final after earning victories over their teammates in complete matches, before Wang Manyu won 4-2 over Wang Yidi.

In the men’s singles final, China’s Lin Gaoyuan lost a three-game lead, losing 4-3 to Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto.

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