China players bow to their coach Jia Xiuquan after their 1-1 draw with Australia in an Olympic qualifier in Sydney. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: mainland media and fans hail China’s women after 1-1 draw against Australia in Olympic qualifier lifts spirits amid health crisis

  • Although they finished second in group B, the mainland side performed heroically having emerged from eight days of quarantine
  • They will meet South Korea next month in a two-legged play-off with the winners qualifying for the Tokyo Games
Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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China players bow to their coach Jia Xiuquan after their 1-1 draw with Australia in an Olympic qualifier in Sydney. Photo: Xinhua
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Chan Kin-wa

Chan Kin-wa

Kin-wa joined the SCMP after working for the Hong Kong Sports Development Board and the government for more than a decade. Previously, he was at the Standard for six years. Kin-wa has covered the Olympic Games twice and three Asian Games as an SCMP reporter.