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Kenyans dominate Nanning Marathon

Photo: VCG   Kenyans placed first in the men’s and women’s races during Sunday’s Nanning Marathon in the capital of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Kiura Mugendi won the men’s 42.195-kilometer race in 2:16:57, while his compatriot Flavious Kwamboka won the women’s race in 2:45:29.  There were also good achievements by domestic athletes, as …

Olympic champ Mayer nabs long-awaited super-G win at Lake Louise

 Photo: AFP Two-time Olympic gold medalist Matthias Mayer won the first super-G of the men’s alpine ski season Sunday, edging the discipline’s reigning World Cup champion Dominik Paris at Lake Louise. In bright sunshine Mayer, who won the 2014 Olympic downhill gold and super-G gold at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, clocked 1 minute 31.40 …

Ex-All Blacks coach Hansen confirms Japan move

Steve Hansen Photo: VCG Former New Zealand coach Steve Hansen confirmed Monday he is taking up a role with the Toyota Verblitz in Japan’s Top League. Hansen’s tenure with the All Blacks ended after they finished third at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they beat Wales 40-17 in the bronze-­medal match. In a …

All Blacks star Savea to miss Hurricanes Super season

Ardie Savea Photo: VCG   All Blacks star Ardie Savea is to miss most of the 2020 Super Rugby season after announcing Sunday he is to undergo surgery following an injury suffered in the World Cup semi-final loss to England. He is the second marquee player to be missing from the Wellington Hurricanes after All …

Gao wins Olympic qualifier

Photo: Courtesy of organizers Gao Mengfan of Team Sichuan claimed the national Olympic sailing qualifier race on Friday, as he outperformed his domestic rivals in the RS:X competition.  “It was a tough race as it was super windy on the course,” Gao told reporters as he secured five wins in eight rounds in the qualifier …

Changxing hosts marathon

Photo: Courtesy of organizers More than 10,000 runners participated in the Changxing Marathon in Changxing, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Sunday, with Chinese distance running ace Li Zicheng claiming the men’s race. Li finished the 42.195 kilometers in 2 hours 22 minutes and 26 seconds, followed by local runner Tang Bin, who clocked in at …

Beach volleyball season finals

Photo: Courtesy of organizers The national beach volleyball tour final was in full swing on Thursday in Haikou, capital of South China’s Hainan Province, as more than 160 Chinese athletes competed for the top domestic prize in the four-day contest. The seasonal champions will be decided through a point ranking system, as teams collect ranking …