DOHA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Sweden's world record holder Armand Duplantis continued his winning streak in the men's pole vault at the Diamond League meet in Doha on Friday.
Forward Deng Ziming had injected new energy for Shijiazhuang in the second half. Goalkeeper Deng Xiaofei was sent off in the 46th minute after receiving a second yellow card, and Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu converted the penalty kick for Shijiazhuang to pull one back.
The leading trio all chose to skip the height of 5.87m and the bar was then lift to 5.92m. After Lavillenie and Kendricks failed in all their three attempts, Duplantis, who also failed twice at 5.92m, had already secured his win and he went on to challenge 6.00m, but only saw his effort go in vain in the humid and hot weather conditions.
The world and Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Kipruto, who missed the opening leg of Diamond League series in Monaco in August after testing positive for COVID-19, will return to action after shaking off the virus.
Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshiro added: "We will continue to work hard on simplifications towards next year and ask for the continued cooperation of all those involved in the Games." Enditem
The second half seemed to end in a draw, especially when both sides nearly ran out of stamina with more mistakes. Thanks to defender Ding Haifeng's accurate pass, Markao made a final hit for the Hebei side with a powerful header in the 91st minute.
Wei Xiaoyuan of Guangxi competes during the floor exercises match of the women's individual all-round final at the 2020 Chinese National Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Zhaoqing, south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Ya'nan)
The only disappointment for Graham Potter's side was a late red card for Yves Bissouma.
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Zhang Changning (3rd L) of Jiangsu celebrates during the Group A match between Jiangsu and Tianjin at the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship in Jiangmen, south China's Guangdong Province, on Sept. 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
Chelsea were the summer's big spenders and the game was a big test of both their and Liverpool's title credentials, but things swung dramatically Liverpool's way as Andreas Christensen was sent off for pulling Mane back when he was through on goal in the first half injury time.