Sprinter Xie Zhenye won gold in the men's 200m event with a time of 20.25 seconds on the first day of the Athletics World Cup, which is the first time this event has been held in London. It is China's first gold at the event.
The 24-year-old won the top prize by beating South Africa's Luxolo Adams (20.45 seconds) and American Ameer Webb (20.51 seconds). The Athletics meeting is a two-day competition that is exclusive to eight participating countries: China, France, Germany, the UK, Jamaica, Poland, South Africa and the United States.
Xie is China's fastest break-holder in the 100m and 200m outdoors events. Earlier in June, he clocked 9.97 seconds in the 100m dash at the International Meeting de Montruil, France. His best 200m record this year is 20.16 seconds at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting on May 20 in Osaka, Japan.