Chi­nese league fin­ishes maiden stop

Global Times US Edition - - SPORTS -

The Chi­nese sailing league com­pleted its maiden stop on Mon­day in Bin­hai of Weifang in East China’s Shan­dong Prov­ince, with Gao Meng­fan claim­ing the ti­tle in the men’s dis­tance race.

Zhang Dong­shuang, win­ner in the women’s laser ra­dial race, said the race could help sailors hone their skills.

“The league will be very help­ful in pre­par­ing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” said Zhang, who was com­pet­ing against her na­tional team­mates.

The prize money of the Weifang event is 195,000 yuan ($29,000).

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