Olympic champion Chen Long survived huge third round scare to move to the last eight, as defending champion Kento Momota of Japan eased through at the Badminton World Championships on Thursday.
The 2019-20 figure skating season opened on Thursday with the start of ISU Junior Grand Prix in Courchevel, France as Russia's 13-year-old Maiia Khromykh led the ladies' short program, while her teammate Kamila Valieva took third.
A Chinese delegation of 63 players will participate in the 45th World Skills competition, which kicked off on Thursday.
Australian, Brazilian and British para-athletes were on top of the first day of Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Hungary, according to the official results on Thursday.
China beat Kazakhstan in straight sets in a Pool F match here on Thursday to seal a semifinal spot at the ongoing Asian Women's Volleyball Championship.
Olympic 5,000m silver medalist Hellen Obiri says Uganda will be the dark horse in the long distance races at the World Championships.
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