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Cordon looking for post******
MADRID, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Guatemalan badminton star Kevin Cordon hopes to build on his performance in the Tokyo Olympic Games with another good showing in the World Championships which begin in the Spanish city of Huelva on Sunday.。
Cordon shot to fame by beating Chinese star Chen Long in the 2011 World Championships in London and although his career has been affected by knee and ankle problems, everything came right in Tokyo this summer where he reached the semifinals before losing to eventual gold medal winner Viktor Axelsen.。
Cordon admits his route in Huelva has been made easier by the withdrawal of Kento Momota, who he would probably have met in the second round.。
"I knew I would play Momota if I won the first round, but now it's opened up for me to reach the last 16," Cordon told the official BWF World Championship website.。
He explained that he doesn't usually look at the draw; "I never see the draw; it doesn't matter as it's all about the next match," commented the Guatemalan, who was happy to be playing in Spain.。
"These are like home conditions. In 2012 I had a chance to train with the Spanish national team, so it feels like home to be here in Spain," admitted Cordon, who still remembers the upset he produced in 2011.。
"Beating Chen Long was my best ever result, and then I reached the quarterfinals. To beat Chen Long and then have a chance to play Lee Chong Wei. I haven't played in the World Championships since because of injuries."
"The environment here is totally different, it feels really nice. And after the Olympics, my mentality has totally changed, this is about having fun," commented Cordon, who said his success in Tokyo has had an impact in his homeland.。
"Most of the kids want to play badminton. It's really nice. Most kids ask their parents to buy them a racket. They play on the streets and in their houses. In Guatemala badminton is now getting more popular because the kids want to play. Now I'm here, I'm playing the World Championships for them," he concluded. Enditem。
Shanghai's vehicle exports surge in first three quarters******
SHANGHAI, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai exported 333,000 motor vehicles in the first three quarters of 2021, up 164 percent from the same period last year, Shanghai customs said Monday.
The total value of these vehicles was 37.85 billion yuan (about 5.92 billion U.S. dollars), up 224 percent year on year, said the customs.
The European Union (EU) and Australia were the top two export markets for Shanghai vehicles from January to September, receiving 67,000 and 53,000 vehicles, respectively. The figures accounted for 36.2 percent of Shanghai's total automobile exports.
Shanghai's import and export volume totaled 2.92 trillion yuan in the first three quarters, up 15.4 percent year on year. The municipality's exports rose by 9.9 percent, while imports went up 19.1 percent. Enditem
Beijing 2022 organizers send best wishes to injured Polish luger Sochowicz******
BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Beijing 2022 organizers have sent their best regards to Polish luger Mateusz Sochowicz who got injured and received surgery here during the international training week.。
Sochowicz fractured his leg on Monday afternoon when he was attending a training session organized by the FIL Luge International Training Week in Yanqing, one of the three competition zones of Beijing 2022.。
He was immediately rushed to hospital and received surgery that night.。
"The surgery went well and Mr. Mateusz Sochowicz is recovering," said the official website of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. "We are sending our best wishes for him to get well soon."
Following the incident, the International Luge Federation and the venue operational team carried out a thorough inspection of the track and adapted the arrangement of the training which resumed later that day.。
Currently, lugers are warming up here for the upcoming Luge World Cup on November 21-22. Enditem。