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#1 Posted : 04 July 2018 02:39:16(UTC)
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By Sportswriter Li Jia

SOCHI Nike Shox Avenue Womens Clearance , Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Zhang Hong stunned the world on Thursday with a historic gold medal in the women's 1,000-meter final at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

The 25-year-old skater made a strong sprint in the end of her race and timed one minute 14.02 seconds, which was nearly 0.7 second faster than anyone else and just missed the Olympic mark by 0.19 seconds.

Ireen Wust of the Netherlands took the silver in 1:14.69, while Margot Boer earned bronze in 1:14.90.

"The gold is a huge surprise for me. I can't believe it. China has been waiting for the gold for 22 years," said Zhang. "I didn't expect I could win. It seems so unreal.

"I didn't think about the time in my race. What I did was to compete against myself."

China won its first Olympic speed skating medal in 1992 when Ye Qiaobo finished runner-up over both 1,000m and 500m. But the gold had never come until the Sochi Games.

Zhang Nike Shox Turbo 2 Womens Clearance , fourth in the 500m Tuesday, skated in the seventh of 18 pairs based on her previous results. She had to wait for 22 more skaters to finish the race before knowing she had made history.

Then she sat down in the middle of the oval for an agonizing one-hour wait. "I don't think anybody could feel what I felt while waiting," she said.

Zhang, whose best result before was a second-place finish at last month's world sprint championships, missed out on a medal in the 500m. She had led much of the opening round, but went slower in the second round and eventually finished fourth Nike Shox R4 Womens Clearance , missing a medal by 0.1 second.

"Actually I am not in good form. I caught a cold yesterday and I didn't tell my coaches. They did a lot for me and I don't want to disappoint them," said Zhang.

The cheerful girl had been a short track skater for seven years before switching to speed skating in 2008.

"People said the two sports have a lot in common, but for me, I felt I had learned speed skating from zero. And I had to forget all the old habits," she said.

Zhang hailed teammate Wang Beixing in the post-race press conference. Wang, bronze medalist of the women's 500m at the Vancouver 2010 Nike Shox NZ Womens Clearance , failed to make the podium at Sochi.

"We are good friends," said Zhang, "She helped me a lot when I started speed skating. She is like my sister."

Zhang had decided to leave Sochi on Friday but now she has to change her flight.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- A female aid worker of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed in Afghanistan's northern Mazar-i-Sharif city, on Monday Nike Shox Womens Clearance , a local police said.

"The shooting took place inside an ICRC orthopedic center at around midday after a disabled man carrying a pistol fired on the aid worker," deputy provincial Police Chief Abdul Rizaq Yaqoubi told Xinhua.

Two men were captured after the shooting and they were in police custody in provincial capital of northern Balkh province, the police official added.

The ICRC Afghanistan also confirmed the incident, saying on its Twitter, "We confirm that a Spanish physiotherapist working in our orthopedic center in Mazar has been shot and killed. We are shocked and devastated."

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More than 1,800 staff have been working for the ICRC's operation in Afghanistan, which is one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

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MADRID, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Atletico Madrid's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he will make his future known in the next seven days.

Courtois made his declaration to the cameras on Spanish TV network Canal Plus following his side's 1-1 draw away to FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in which he produced a series of outstanding saves to keep the scores level.

"I will announce my decision next week. I am not going to say whether I will stay here or not Nike Shox Avenue Mens Clearance ," said Courtois.

His performance in the Camp Nou Stadium again highlighted his importance to Atletico Madrid, where he is currently completing his third season on loan from English club Chelsea.

Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho is thought to be reluctant to sell the 21-year-old, who has a contract with his club until 2016. However, Mourinho is currently unable to guarantee Courtois regular first team football due to the continued excellent form of Chelsea's first choice goalkeeper, Petr Cech.

Recent weeks have seen increased speculation about Courtois' future Nike Shox 807 Mens Clearance , with Real Madrid also rumored to be interested if Chelsea were willing to sell.

Courtois has always said that if he decided to leave Chelsea he would prefer Atletico, where he has won the Europa League, the European Supercup and last season's King's Cup and it seems likely that the solution will probably see him sign a new contract with Chelsea, who will then loan him to Atletico for a further year.

KABUL, March 3 (Xinhua) -- A dozen Taliban inmates have been wrongly released from the central jail in the southern Kandahar province, a former stronghold of Taliban insurgents Nike Shox TLX Mens Clearance , Afghan newspapers reported Monday.

"Twelve high profile Taliban inmates have mistakenly been freed from the central jail in Kandahar with falsified documents," English paper Daily Outlook said Monday, citing police sources.

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