‘At present, the age group of Chinese skiing is mainly 30 and above. I expect more young people aged six to fifteen will join in coming years.’
Finding suitable squad replacements appears to be just as stressful as dealing with contract extensions of vital players.
The top three finishers all achieved 5.82m but Kendricks and Lavillenie had to settle for the second and third places respectively on countbacks.
Kane got in on the act when he turned home a rebound in the 82nd minute, before Ings netted his and Southampton's second of the game with a 90th minute penalty.
Thursday also saw the launch ceremony of an Asiad-themed documentary and the application of a WeChat mini-program that offers information on ticket sales, food, accomodation, transportation, famous cites and shopping in the host and co-host cities. Enditem
But these are just one-quarter of over 200 simplification measures to be talked about and more challenges are lying ahead of the IOC and Olympics organizers.
Both sides started highly motivated as Leverkusen took over, whereas Wolfsburg focused on turnovers and fast breaks. However, both teams lacked in accuracy.
The first game of the day saw Alaves draw 0-0 at home to Getafe in a game that was more entertaining than the scoreline indicates. Both sides had chances to win, but the draw leaves Alaves with just one point from their first three games of the season.
Local cyclists prevailed in all categories, with Liang Shizhong and Huang Shihai winning the men's title in 14:02:17, Che Ruirui and Chen Hongyu taking the women's title in 16:45:04, and Song Hanbing and He Huaisong triumphing in the mixed category in 16:02:34.
In other Copa Libertadores fixtures on Tuesday, Uruguay's Nacional won 3-1 at Estudiantes Merida, Bolivar drew 1-1 at Tigre, River Plate won 6-0 at Binacional, Junior Barranquilla secured a 4-1 home win over Independiente del Valle, and LDU Quito won 4-2 at home to Sao Paulo. Enditem
However, apart from pride and joy, other topics are seemingly keeping the Bavarian's coach Hansi Flick's mind busy. The 55-year-old is turning his thoughts to future challenges.