"I didn't think I was totally ready for the event, but I was happy that I wasn't affected by others and finally made it," said the veteran Liu.
His podium finish caught the eye of the officials of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed World Athletics, and he was selected to join their High Performance Training Centre in Dakar, Senegal.
The second half witnessed breakthroughs in the final moments. In the 89th minute, Alan Douglas Borges de Carvalho fired a missile for Beijing after finding a gap between two defenders.
Tour rookie Zhao also collected five points from two draws and one win. However, the 17-year-old lost one more frame than Zhou in total.
Rain grew heavier at night, causing trouble for every athlete, but Asian record holder Xie still showed his dominance in the men's 200m. The 27-year-old took the lead all the way, rushing to the finish line in 20.72 seconds.
Li Jialun of Heilongjiang competes during the Men's High Jump Final on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)
The preliminary squad, which is made up of Mexico-based players only, also includes Talavera's Pumas teammates Johan Vasquez. Enditem
The Bayern striker indicated his club might use different line-ups and tactical approaches to get through the season.
Koeman had expressed an interest in signing Dutch international Memphis Depay from French side Lyon, but in a TV interview on late on Tuesday, he explained that Barca's economic situation was complicating the deal.
"I'm really happy that it finally worked out," said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. "I'm really happy to bring this wonderful person in as an add-on to the squad." Enditem
Athletico capitalized on the numerical advantage when Walter, unmarked inside the 18-yard box, struck his first goal of the campaign.