WARSAW, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Johannes Vetter came close to breaking the javelin world record on Sunday, throwing 97.76m in a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Chorzow, Poland.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka of Japan advanced to the US Open semifinals for the second time in her career, ousting Shelby Rogers of the United States 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.
Hamilton had controlled the early stages of the race from his pole position, leading away from the McLaren of Sainz and Lando Norris, Racing Point's Sergio Perez, the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo, and Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who dropped from second to sixth after a poor start.
Old dogs such as Toni Kroos (30/Real Madrid) and Manuel Neuer (34/Bayern Munich) might be an exception as they are pillar upon which he can build on.
The trio allows Loew to rely on fast counterattacks after winning the ball with high-pressing tactics.
In his video, despite saying "unhappy", Messi explained he would see out the last year of his deal because he would "never go to court" against the club. Enditem
"I just don't know what to say, it was really close to a perfect moment," Vetter told World Athletics.
She will take on 15th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece in the last 16, who stunned Williams at last month's Western & Southern Open.
There were shock wins for local players Jennifer Brady and Shelby Rogers. Brady stunned Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4, while Rogers upset Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6). Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva also registered an upset as she overcame eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Enditem
Jepchirchir's winning mark beats the previous record of 1:06:11 set by Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopia at the World Half Marathon Championships in 2018.
Despite a rare disappointing day, Hamilton still convincingly leads the drivers' championship with 164 points. Second-placed Bottas closes the gap slightly with 117 points, while Verstappen remains on 110 points and drops to third.