"This team have given me so much, my first chance, my first podium and my first win. It is just an amazing day."
Cheptegei and Kiplimo are only part of the top tier of athletes that the East African country has to offer.
"The decision was made I think by the supervisors, and as I said, they are just doing their job. There is nothing much I can say to that. I'm a little bit in shock right now, to be honest."
The teams are due to meet at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on September 30, however health concerns and possible quarantine measures have cast doubt over the fixture.
Beijing gained the upper hand at the beginning of the match, seeing Cedric Bakambu break the deadlock for the title favorites in the 23rd minute after collecting Zhang Yuning's long pass through a close range volley shot.
Kosgei was later disqualified for stepping onto the infield in the closing stages.
The Shijiazhuang Ever Bright FC striker left the bubble the CSL created in Suzhou last Friday for Shijiazhuang to see his daughter, born the day before. He returned to join up with his team on Saturday and started in the match against Hebei China Fortune FC two days later.
BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is hopeful that Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 can proceed in good order despite the disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
38-year-old Williams closed out the first set with ease but had trouble in the second when she was broken twice by Gasparyan.
The 2017 world champion's previous best was 94.44m set three years ago, and he was confident that he still had room to improve.
"Living and training here every day, shut out from the outside world, the athletes were in low spirits. There was also a potential crisis because it was hard for them to fully mobilize themselves, so their training efficiency and their self-discipline were affected," he said, adding that public attention might help top athletes keep their motivation up.