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Feature27 Jun 2020

Glimmers of hope for Asia’s leading athletes as they prepare to return to competition

Asia may have been the first continent that was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, but strict guidelines remain in place across many countries, and there is still some uncertainty about when and how competition will resume.

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Feature04 Oct 2019

Beating back the pressure, Gong successfully retains shot put crown

Chinese athletes couldn’t quite deliver their presents on time to celebrate the 70th birthday of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday, with walkers Hong Liu and Rui Liang getting to the party prematurely with victories last weekend and Gong Lijiao arriving late after shot put gold on Thursday.

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Report21 May 2019

World leads for Gong and Tsegay in Nanjing

World leads by Lijiao Gong and Gudaf Tsegay were among the highlight performances at the inaugural Nanjing World Challenge on Tuesday (21).

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News23 Apr 2019

Gong, Schwanitz and Carter lead Stanford shot put cast – IAAF Diamond League

The winners of the past five global titles will clash in the women’s shot put at the Prefontaine Classic – the seventh meeting of this year’s IAAF Diamond League – in Stanford on 30 June.

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Report21 Apr 2019

Gong and Hadadi dominate, Bahrain takes four titles on the track as Asian Championships kick off in Doha

Throwers took centre stage as the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships got underway in Doha on Sunday (21).

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Series26 Dec 2018

High and low – Gong Lijiao

Chinese shot putter Gong Lijiao struck gold at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, almost exactly one year after the lowest point in her life as a professional thrower.

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News22 Dec 2018

Five athletes end 2018 with win streaks of 10 or more 

Illustrating the fierce competitiveness of athletics at the moment, just five athletes will begin their 2019 seasons with unbeaten streaks of ten or more competitions.

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Report30 Aug 2018

Gong retains shot put title in Brussels - IAAF Diamond League

Lijiao Gong successfully defended her Diamond League title in the shot put, prevailing in a see-saw battle with US champion Raven Saunders.

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Report19 Jul 2018

Crouser and Gong take portside shot put wins in Monaco

US Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser confirmed here at Port Hercule that he's back in business after the injury he sustained last month as he returned to win at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Thursday (19) with a fourth-round best of 22.05m.

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Report12 May 2018

Gong secures world-leading home win in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League

Gong Lijiao dominated the shot put at the second 2018 IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season in Shanghai on Saturday (12).

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Report07 Sep 2017

Gong ends triumphant season with third Chinese National Games title

World shot put champion Gong Lijiao collected her third consecutive gold medal at the Chinese National Games in Tianjin on Wednesday (6), which marked the last competition of her 2017 season.

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Report24 Aug 2017

Jebet threatens world steeplechase record in Zurich - IAAF Diamond League

Ruth Jebet threatened her own world record in the 3000m steeplechase at the Weltklasse Zurich on Thursday (24), the first of two 2017 IAAF Diamond League finals.

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