The playmaker had his contract with Gremio rescinded on Monday after publicly falling out with president Romildo Bolzan amid the club's poor start to the season and his own indifferent form.
The 24-year-old Yang took the lead in the first half of the race, yet 33-year-old Liu was in charge of the second half, walking at her own pace and clocking 1:27.48 to cross the finish line first. Yang and Qieyang Shijie ranked second and third respectively.
Ismael Al Hammadi (L) of Shabab Al Ahli vies for the ball with Ali Nemati of Shahr Khodrou during the AFC Asian Champions League group B football match between Shabab Al Ahli of United Arab Emirates and Shahr Khodrou of Iran at Al Janoub Stadium in Doha, Capital of Qatar, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5. Enditem
Shenzhen captain Gao Lin put the game to bed on 28 minutes when he scored from a tight angle after Preciado's header parried by Jianye keeper Wang Guoming.
In the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, Gabriel Boschilia scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Internacional a 4-3 home win over Colombia's America de Cali.
Al-Taawoun lost its last match to Iran's Persepolis 1-0 on Tuesday, but is still atop of Group C with six points from three matches.
A second equalizer by Vagner Love in the 80th minute was disallowed by Danish referee Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen due to a controversial offside decision and the hosts kept their lead until the final whistle.
Gong Kewei of Hubei competes during the javelin throw of Decathlon on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)
Despite Thursday's result, Flamengo are second in their Libertadores group with six points from three matches but with a negative goal difference. The Rubronegro remained in Ecuador after the clash in Quito to prepare for Tuesday's fixture against Barcelona SC in the Pacific port city of Guayaquil.
Zhao's compatriots Lu Ning and Xu Si both competed in the other group on Thursday as David Gilbert edged them out with an advantage of the break.