The country's President's office over the years started rewarding athletes who won medals on the international stage. They are given a motivational token of 1,350 U.S. dollars for a gold medal, 850 dollars for a silver and 500 dollars for a bronze medal. This is paid monthly once an athlete wins a medal at any international event.
After that, Osaka dominated and claimed the set 6-3.
"A match like today, I just feel like Pironkova was serving well, she was hitting winners everywhere," Williams said. "Maybe I wasn't being aggressive enough. So I think it's more or less me adjusting my game in the second set and coming back and just trying to do better."
But with four minutes to go into stoppage time in the second half, Shenhua equalized when centre-back Bi Jinhao took scoring chance from very close range. Enditem
"I am satisfied with the defense but our performance in the attacking line was not good enough as our previous matches," Guangzhou's coach Fabio Cannavaro said. Enditem
The CAF elections seek to elect a president and members into the executive committee of the confederation. Enditem
The Red Cross Society of China has fully started its services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Enditem
"Residents enter the gym, use the equipment and pay for the service by scanning a QR code with their smartphones," said Zhang Jian, general manager of the company running the gym, adding that this gym also offers physical testing and monitoring services to help the residents make scientific exercise plans.
The challenges presented by the COVID-19 meant it is no longer possible to host the 30th AFC Congress in person in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Dec. 9, and the meeting will instead be held online, it added.
In the penalty shootout, Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Baumann saved two penalties while Bickel missed the target from the spot, allowing Hoffenheim to advance into the second round.
In contrast to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have had a nightmare summer when all the problems came home to roost at the same time after their 8-2 thrashing to Bayern Munich highlighted their failure to renovate the squad adequately over recent years.