Visa Application for Overseas Spectators

Visa Application for Overseas Spectators

All the overseas spectators can apply for L-Visa, which issued to those who intend to go to China as a tourist. With this visa, the spectators can enjoy the championship and the trip to China during the period of validity of the visa.

To obtain the above-mentioned tourist visa a foreign citizen needs to submit the following documents at least two weeks in advance:

1. Basic Documents

(1) Passport

Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages.

(2) The completed visa application form

Please check the requirements for filling in the visa application form on the web-site of China diplomatic mission or consulate in your country, you can find contact details on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. (http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjb_663304/zwjg_665342/)

(3) Color Passport Photo

(4) Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)

If you are not applying for the visa in the country of your citizenship, you must provide the original and photocopy of your valid certificates or visa of stay, residence, employment or student status, or other valid certificates of legal staying provided by the relevant authorities of the country where you are currently staying.

(5) Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas

(Applicable to foreign citizens those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained foreign citizenship)

2. Supporting Documents

(1) The event ticket booking record of The World championships Beijing 2015.

The complete information on the procedure of purchasing tickets is posted at:

http://ticketing.iaafbeijing2015.com/en/

(2) Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, etc. or an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity or individual in China.

For further details on every issue mentioned above, you can address directly China consulates in your country, or go to the web- site http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/

Please feel free to contact us if you have any question: visa_general@iaafbeijing2015.com

WILLIAMS SISTER ACT IN WOMEN’S 110M HURDLES FINAL

Daniele Williams of Jamaica, who won the women’s 100m hurdles title in a personal best of12.57sec, reflected afterward on the novelty of being in a race that also involved her sister, Shermaine, who finished seventh in 12.95.

“It is an amazing feeling having your sister competing with you and against you especially when you both reach the final at the Worlds. But I’m more than happy to race against her here. She is a great competitor. She is my sibling and she is the person who pushed me to start in the athletics. She was first to congratulate me after the finish.

Now I’m trained by Lennox Graham in North Carolina in the USA and I stay there mostly eleven months during the year. I think winning the Worlds is a great reason to visit my home even for a short stay.

Going to Beijing I had only one dream. I wanted to achieve the final here. After theUS trials my coach made the decision to let me go to the World University Games and then come back directly for training. I think that was the right decision as we were able to prepare for Beijing as thoroughly as we needed.

Germany’s CindyRoleder, who took silver in a personal best of 12.59, added:

“I can not even find the right words to describe what I feel. That was the race of my life. Everything came together.

“In any case, I’m going to continue to perform in pentathlon and heptathlon as that training is very good for me. I’m training in a great group. We’re very supportive of each other. But I’ll try to switch to the hurdles when I have the possibility.

Belarussian AlinaTalay, third in a national record of 12.66, said she had considered giving up her career in 2012.

“The last couple of the seasons were very tough for me. In 2012, I wanted to finish my career because I had too many problems with my health. But I was lucky to find my new coach from Austria and I’m so happy we found the ways to strengthen my body, to come back on the track healthy and even to improve a lot of things.

“Even I didn’t expect such a great season including European indoor gold and now World bronze in Beijing. I hope that next season in Rio I also will also manage to beat my personal best in the same style as I did here.

Of course, last year USA hurdlers dominated in our event and it was really tough to fight against them all that time. But now you can see that European girls can also make the Worlds’ podium.”

SCHIPPERS IS FIRST EUROPEAN WOMAN TO WIN WORLD 200M TITLE SINCE 2003

DafneSchippersof the Netherlands became the first European winner of the world 200m title since 2003 with a characteristically powerful finish that took her past the Jamaican pair of Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown over the closing30 meters and across the line in a Championship record of 21.63.

Four days earlier the former heptathlete had taken silver behind defending championShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in a national record of 10.81 and appeared to begin steadily on the Jamaican in the final few meters.

How that might have played out over 200m was not to be tested, as Fraser-Pryce did not defend the longer sprint, but Schippers ran with huge authority to win with a resounding flourish.

Thompson took silver in a personal best of 21.66, with Campbell-Brown, the double Olympic champion, third in 21.97.

All three surpassed the fastest time of the year, 21.98, set by the three-times world champion, who won the 400m that was her main target here on the previous evening.

Russia’sunhappy experience at these Championships so far was brightened by the performance of their European 110m hurdles champion Sergey Shubenkov, who won what always looked an open final in a national record of 12.98sec ahead of Jamaicans Hansle Parchment (13.03) and bronze medallist Aries Merritt, the world record holder, who clocked 13.04.

A decade after winning her first world long jump gold at the age of 19, TiannaBartoletta of the United States regained the title with a final-round effort of7.14, the furthest in the world this year.

Until the dramatic effort of this jumper-turned-sprinter-turned-jumper, it seemed that Britain’s Shara Proctor – originally from the British overseas territory of Anguilla – was going to repeat the triumph of her training partner GregRutherford in the men’s long jump thanks to a national record of 7.07m in the third round

IvanaSpanovic of Serbia took the bronze medal, confirming her position with a final-round national record of 7.01, with Christabel Nettey of Canada fourth on 6.95.

As one US talent after another has risen to the top of the world lists in the women’s 100m hurdles it seemed simply a case of which one would win when the biggest race of the season arrived in Beijing.

As it turned out, improbably, no US sprinter even made the podium as Danielle Williams of Jamaica claimed gold in a personal best of 12.57sec ahead of Germany’s CindyRoleder of Germany, who also ran a personal best, 12.59, and bronze medallist Alina Talay of Belarus, who set a national record of 12.66

defending champion Brianna Rollins and her team-mate SharikaNelvis, who leads the world lists with 12.34, got away to a promising start but faded away from the halfway point, with Rollins finishing fifth in 12.67 and Nelvis ending up last in 13.06 after losing her form completely over the last set of hurdles.

they had already suffered two unexpected upsets in the semi-finals earlier in the evening as first Dawn Harper-Nelson of all people, the super-experienced Beijing 2008 champion and London 2012 silver medallist, fell at the second hurdle and then the woman who had followed her home in the US trails, KendraHarrison was disqualified for a false start.

A stunning 45.00sec 400m run – taking more than half a second off his best – left Ashton Eaton in the ideal position to defend his decathlon title.

Olympic champion, who freshened his athletics program up last season by running over 400m hurdles, was clearly working hard all the way down the finishing straight as he sought to improve on his personal-best of 45.55 – and he did so massively.

In his first decathlon since Moscow 2013, the American now leads by more than 300points with an overnight total of 4703 points. Damian Warner of Canada is in silver medal position with 4530, 124points clear of Germany’s Rico Freimuth.

FARAH SEEKS GOLDEN DOUBLE AS BOLT AND GATLIN MEET AGAIN

Can Mo Farahcomplete his third consecutive global 5000m/10,000mdouble? Can Eunice Sum help to keep Kenya at the top of the medals table by retaining her 800m title? And will the final meeting here between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin, in the men’s 4x100m relay, see US pride partly restored after the Jamaican’s individual 100 and 200m victories.

These questions, and many more, will be answered in the course of a program which involves eight medal events – as well as those above, golds will be given for the men’s50km race walk, the women’s high jump, the men’s discus, the decathlon and the women’s 4x100m relay. Don’t blink or you’ll miss something.

Farah, who has already retained his 10,000m title, will have the rising talent of Ethiopia’s18-year-old world junior champion, YomifKejelcha, to deal with if he is to win the 5000m again. Other threats include training partner Galen Rupp of the theUnited States and Kenya’s Caleb Ndiku.

The sum has a battle on her hands, given the form shown in the semi-finals by Canada’s top qualifierMelissa Bishop, who ran a national record of 1:57.52, and Marina Arzamasova of Belarus, who set a personal best of 1:57.54, plus the lurking threat of SifanHassan of the Netherlands, the 15oom bronze medallist here.

As for the men sprint relay – the US earned the bragging rights as they beat a Jamaicanquartet including Usain Bolt at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas.  The difference here could be that Bolt is coming off two demoralizing victories, and the 33-year-old Gatlin has already been talking about the fatigue in his legs…

Jamaica’s women maintained their dominance over the United States in the Bahamas but will be hard-pressed to defend their title. Good news though is that 100m championShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will have fresh legs having foregone to defend her 200mtitle here.

After two Olympic silvers and two world bronzes, could this be the opportunity for Australia’s 30-year-old 50km racewalker Jared Tallent to earn a first global gold? China’s trio of Qianlong Wu, Wei Yu, and Lin Zhang will want to add to the walking medals already won by their nation.

Russia’s Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova, who leads this year’s world lists with2.03m,  looks in the right form to claim another global title, with fellow Russian MariyaKuchina, the joint world indoor champion, Ruth Beitia of Spain and former world champion Blanka Vlasic her main challengers.

In the meniscus, Poland’s Piotr Malachowski is poised to take advantage of the absence of Germany’s three-times champion Robert Harting through injury. But top qualifier Fedrick Daces will prove challenging – as will Harting’s younger, but bigger brother, Christoph, hoping to keep the title in the family.

A stunning45.00sec 400m run – taking more than half a second off his best – left AshtonEaton in the ideal position to defend his decathlon title. In his first decathlon since Moscow 2013, the American leads by more than 300 points with an overnight total of 4703.

LIU HONG GIVES CHINA FIRST GOLD, AND XIUZHI LU ADDS SILVER IN WOMEN’S 20KM RACE WALK

Liu Hong duly delivered host nation its first gold of the 15thIAAF Championships in today’s women’s 20km race walk, with team-mate Xiuzhi Luadding silver.

The result lifted China to seventh in the medals table with one gold, four silvers, and a bronze. Kenya leads the table from the United States, with six golds, three silvers, and two bronzes.

Liu, who broke the world record in June, made clear her determination to improve upon her bronze at the Moscow 2013 Championships right from the start as, in the scorching heat, she led the field out of the Bird’s Nest stadium and led it back in, accompanied by Xiuzhi.

After chatting briefly, the two Chinese walkers crossed the line virtually together, to mountainous applause. Both were credited with 1hr 27min45sec, but with victory going to the world record holder.

Ukraine’s Lyudmyla Olyanovska took bronze in 1:28.13.

It was a first world championship gold for Liu after bronze in 2009 and 2013 and silver in 2011.

AnezkaDrahotova of the Czech Republic paid the price for trying to keep pace with the Chinese pair over the first 5km, eventually dropping back to eighth place in1:30.32.

Chinese pair stretched their lead to 26 seconds at the halfway stage as they began lapping backmarkers on the 1km course loop.

Olyanovskahad reduced that to 21 seconds after 15km but the gap was too great to close.

Italy’sEleonora Giorgi had pushed for the bronze before being disqualified over the closing 5km.

Meanwhile, in the stadium, high jumper Guowei Zhang offered evidence of another Chinesemedal on its way as he qualified without difficulty with 2.31 for Sunday night’s final along with defending champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and the man who leads this year’s rankings with 2.41, Mutaz Essenza Barshim of Qatar.

BOLT JOKES:”GATLIN PAID CAMERAMAN OFF TO RUN ME OVER”

Usain Bolt tonight joked that the mobile TVcameraman who accidentally upended him from behind during his 200m victory lap after losing control of his Segway had been paid for by his US rival Justin Gatlin.

Speaking at the press conference following his completion of a double defense of his world 100 and 200m titles in the bird’s nest, the 28-year-old Jamaican said:

“I did not actually hit the cameraman. He took me out. There’s a rumor – which I can stop right now – that Justin Gatlin paid him off, so…but I’m all right, so it’s all good.”

Gatlin, sitting alongside him, added with agrin: “I want my money back. He didn’t complete the job.”

Bolt added: “I probably should get my legs insured. It was pretty scary when it happened. But I’ll be all right.”

More seriously, Bolt also hinted that he might end his career at the Rio 2016 Games, rather than the 2017 IAAFChampionships in London as he has previously indicated.

“After Rio, my sponsors and my coach said, ‘if you are not going to be serious about going to the World Championships in London, then you shouldn’t do it.’

“So it’s all about how I feel after Rio if I want one more season and I am going to be focused enough to return. That will be determined – whether I compete after Rio.

“But also one of my goals is to run under 19sec so if I want to run that I have to really push myself next season  because I think that’s the only season I’ll have to really do that and I really want to go fast.”

Reflecting on how Sunday night’s victory over Gatlin in the 100m had affected his preparations, Bolt said: “Winning the100m always gives you confidence, it all helps, for sure. But the main thing I was worried about was that I didn’t race a lot through the season.

“But the rounds really helped me, so the more I ran the better I felt.  After the semi-finals yesterday I felt really great so I could tell my sharpness was coming back, so.  I’ve only lost once in Beijing so I wasn’t planning to lose in this one, so I was ready to go.

“As I have said, the 100m is really for other people, for my coach, but the 200 is for me because I have really put hours into running it at my best.

“I knew I had run hard to 150 for sure. I think the race was going to be decided by who got to 150 first. So I knew I had to run hard. I have never come round the corner in the second so I knew I had to run because Justin could see me. So I wanted to run the turn first and run as fast as I could to 150 and then maybe just hold my form and get home.”

Gatlin, second in 19.74, commented: “It was pretty much the same for me. I had to make sure I broke the stagger on lane five to make sure I was able to come off the turn in a good position and then hold my own going down the final 50 meters.”

Asked if he thought he had changed peoples perceptions of him during his time in Beijing Gatlin, who has been heavily criticized as an athlete back in the sport after two doping sanctions, said:

“It was never my intention to come to this championship to try and win over any fans. It was to come here and compete for to the best of my ability. That’s what my job is. I think that people saw a different view of me. I’m just a competitor, man. I have no ill will toward Susan, no ill will to anyone.”