Chinese National Games, day 2
The standard of competition impressed also during day two of the 11th National Games in Jinan, China.
The first day had already suggested a good meet to come with Gong Lijiao moving to number two in the world this season with a 20.35m result, but today Li Yanfeng bettered that achievement.
The 30-year-old from Heilongjiang did not start the competition as a favourite. Li who had finished seventh at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and also made the final four years before in Athens didn’t compete in the Berlin World Championships as her season’s best was only 58.57m in April. She had progressed to a 61.61m SB with a win at the National Grand Prix Final in September, but immediately bettered that with her first throw of 61.90m, but there was much more to come.
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