Attracting around 300 swimmers, the 2020 championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
"This is the first major tournament in the last 11 months because of the epidemic. I know I can swim faster this time and want to see how fast I could be," said the bronze medalist of the world championships.
World champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang clinched his second gold in the men's 100m backstroke in 52.60 seconds, after his 200m backstroke victory on Sunday.
Pironkova, 33, who returned to the Tour at the US Open after three years' absense and made an impressive run to the quarterfinals, received a walkover to the third round in Paris.
The wild animals from the Manguo Hippo Sanctuary in the region have been straying away from their confinement up to six kilometers away, causing a threat to the community. Enditem
Messi wrote a letter on Friday to say 'goodbye' to this friend and former Barcelona strike partner Luis Suarez and to criticize Barca for forcing the Uruguayan out of the club. It didn't take Suarez long to add his own post-script to Messi's words, although it was his feet that did the talking in his Atletico Madrid debut on Sunday. Suarez needed just seven minutes to set Marcos Llorente through on goal to score Atletico's fourth goal in a 6-1 win at home to Granada.
Hamilton's earlier stop, coupled with his time penalties, meant the Briton emerged from the pitlane down in 11th place. Though he was able to carve his way through the field to finish third, Hamilton was clearly irked at his punishment and voiced his displeasure over the pits-to-car radio.
Thiago joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich earlier in September and although he made his debut against Chelsea eight days ago, he missed Monday night's 3-1 win at home to Arsenal.
Luo's compatriots Zhao Xintong, Xiao Guodong and Zhou Yuelong all have progressed into the second stage earlier.
Registered runners will now have the choice to defer their registration into next year's event or receive a refund of their entry fee.
In Saturday's other fixtures, Atalanta dominated Torino 4-2, while newly-promoted Benevento stunned Sampdoria 3-2. Enditem