The men's hammer throw was a battle between two Polish competitors, with Pawel Fajdek beating Wojciech Nowicki with his best of 79.81m. Alexandra Tavernier of France won the women's event after she threw 74.12m.
"Now, I participate in eight to 10 races a year. I ran one triathlon and three marathons in a month last year," said Gu, who hopes to compete in the next Boston Marathon.
Madrid claimed last season's title with an impressive run of results in the last 11 games of the season and with coach Zidane Zidane's options improved by returning loanees Martin Odegaard and Alvaro Odriozola (and perhaps Sergio Reguilon), he maintains a balanced squad, despite the likely departure of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez's move to England, neither of whom contributed much to their title win.
Finishers got their running medal in their hand, not on their neck.
Israel came into the match following a solid 1-1 draw in Scotland last week, but it was Slovakia who scored first in the 14th minute, when Michal Duris slotted home after receiving Matus Bero's pass.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A last-gasp penalty from midfielder Clayson Silva earned Bahia a 2-2 draw with leaders Internacional in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.
"You can feel it in your body when you have a good throw, mostly you feel the whole energy behind it, from the right toe to the chest to the hands. In the javelin you need your whole body. But it's really hard to explain - you feel it for less than one second. But then you realize that it was a huge throw," he explained.
"Surprised? No. Frustrated? Obviously," said Konta. "I think what we've seen time and time again in every tournament is that these are the best players in the world, so on any given day they can play incredible tennis."
The other match on Friday saw Shenzhen Jiazhaoye held Shanghai Shenhua to a 0-0 draw.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach delivers a speech via video during the opening ceremony of the World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2020 in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ming)
Liang Ruiji and Li Jingmin from Guangdong finished first and second respectively in the individual dressage race, and Penpa Tsering from Tibet came third.