Kenya which currently has laws to criminalize doping in the country, has been embroiled in doping scandals involving its top runners.
Both sides have won their past two matches, and were eager to continue the run of good form. Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon caught a long pass from Zhang Chong and made a quick shot in the 23rd minute, helping Dalian take the lead for the first half.
A dejected Zhang Yunjie lamented a poor finish where she could only watch as the chance for her first pro win slipped away.
"I don't think I have ever gotten defaulted yet in my career or in my life. No, I haven't been in a situation like that. But as I said, it's very unlucky, very unfortunate," Zverev added.
The ITTF is closely cooperating with CTTA to ensure safety measures are in place to protect athletes, coaches, officials and supporting staff within the competition "bubble." Enditem
However, the finals, scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from Oct. 3-11, will proceed as planned, the world governing body of badminton said in a statement.
"I'm happy for the mentality, the performance, the boys really played brilliantly," Mancini told Italian broadcaster Rai.
Zall's Brazilian forward Leonardo Baptistao sparked the contest into suspense with a powerful header to convert Li Hang's 67th-minute corner.
Only a couple of hours before the race started on Tuesday, the Tour organizers announced that all the riders' tests returned negative but race director Christian Prudhomme tested positive along with four staff members from four different teams.
In the women's singles, fourth seed Osaka survived a ding-dong battle against Kostyuk to emerge victorious 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 after two hours and 33 minutes.
"The IOC continues to be impressed by the progress of the preparations. And we are all looking forward to writing this new chapter in China's great sporting history." Enditem