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China's Yu secures silver eyes gold at World Junior in 2018
Last Updated: 2017-07-14 08:57 | Xinhua
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Chinese shot put champion Yu Tianxiao said she will to fight another day after she failed to claim the gold medal in the finals of her specialty at the World Youth Championships here in Nairobi.

Yu, who is making her debut at international competition, was disappointed with silver having prepared to win the championship as a stepping stone to the World Junior Championships in 2018.

"I'm satisfied with the result, although I could have done better. This being my first championship, I'm happy with the silver medal," Yu stated.

It was the first medal for China on the first day of competition as the Asian giants are mark their eyes on the overall title now that USA, Britain, Japan, Canada, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand are not taking part in the competition.

Another Chinese athlete Sun Yue won the bronze medal in the women's shot put.

"It was very tough, because Yu and I missed the gold narrowly," said Sun. "But it is a good way to start and I hope to train more and focus on the World junior Championships. I thank my coach for good job done."

The girls' shot put final had been billed as a battle between Germany and China, and there was no major surprise, with the two nations taking the top four places.

In what proved to be the closest girls' shot put final in World U18 Championships history, the duel ended in something of a draw.

Selina Dantzler made it gold for Germany with a best of 17.64m, but China took the other places on the podium through Yu Tianxiao and Sun Yue, relegating Jule Steuer to fourth place.

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