China Sports Weekly (8.7-8.13)-Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) — Here are the latest Chinese sports headlines from last week:

1. China celebrates the 14th National Fitness Day

A variety of sports events and fitness programs were held across China to promote a healthy lifestyle on August 8, the 14th National Fitness Day.

2. Wu Lei Returns to Shanghai Port

Wu Lei celebrates his goal during a La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and RC Celta in Cornella, Spain, April 10, 2022. (Photo by Joan Gosa/Xinhua)

Spanish La Liga club Espanyol have confirmed that Chinese international striker Wu Lei is leaving the club to return to China. The 30-year-old will join the port of Shanghai, where he played before joining Spain and scored 151 goals in 296 league appearances.

3. Zheng Qinwen reaches his first WTA 1000 quarter-final

Zheng Qinwen of China celebrates during her third round match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada at the 2022 National Bank Open tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 11, 2022. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

China’s rising star Zheng Qinwen reached her first WTA 1000 quarter-finals after beating former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 at the National Bank Open in Toronto .

4. BRICS Games 2022 will be held online in September

Athletes from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will compete online in the 2022 BRICS Games, which will be held from September 1 to 30. and yoga, dragon and lion dance, dragon boat racing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, sambo and dibeke as demonstration events.

5. The Chinese Football Association (CFA) is investigating suspicions of match-fixing in the Under-15 game

The match under investigation was played between Guangzhou and Qingyuan in the men’s under-15 final of the Guangdong Provincial Games on Sunday, in which several Qingyuan players looked unusually slow between the 68th and 81st minute, allowing the opposition to score four goals in 13 -minute to win 5-3.

6. Beijing Guoan FC head coach Xie Feng quits

Beijing Guoan player Liu Guobo communicates with coach Xie Feng (L) on the sidelines during a game.

Beijing Guoan FC head coach Xie Feng has resigned after the team were beaten 5-1 by Wuhan Three Towns FC in CSL.

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