Last week, when visiting the Hubei Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, a newly built structure to be used as a training center for Chinese gymnasts in the national team, Huang Yubin, head coach of Chinese gymnastics team and deputy director of National Gymnastics Administrative Center, said in a meeting that Chinese gymnastics is facing a crisis of talent famine and "may draw gold blank at the London 2012 Olympic Games."
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Five golds, two silvers and four bronzes - the performance of Chinese athletes at the Vancouver Games has been nothing but outstanding during the celebration of Chinese New Year. But back home, sports officials in Beijing are fumbling, as a bronze medal the Chinese gymnastic team won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics could be stripped soon.
As gymnastics officials may have helped Chinese athletes falsify birth documentations just like the football and basketball teams have been doing in the country, it looks they forgot to remind the players that they should keep lying.
A misstep cost He Wenna (何雯娜), China's first trampoline Olympic champion, 0.9 point in the final, ranking 5th by the end. And Zhong Xingping (钟杏平), an athlete from Guangdong team, won the champion. But He's words after the final made one think that match-fixing at the 11th National Games is rampant.
Deng Linlin from Anhui won the gold medal at the women’s gymnastics individual all-around finals at China’s 11th National Games on Saturday.
Deng, listed as “born on April 21, 1992,” played last year at the Beijing Games and won Team All-around Champion along with He Kexin, Li Shanshan and three other gymnasts.
If someone digs, age-scandal stories of this kind can be found in almost every football clubs in the country. The reason no one gives a hoot about it is because Chinese football has been lying there in a perennial slumber for so long. And oh, by Chinese football we mean men's national football team. If you look at the performances of Chinese U17 or U20 men's team you'll find they're actually not as bad as their elders, the U17 team even made it to the quarter-finals of FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2005 in Peru. This suggests that the pace, strength, stamina of these 'boys' outruned their foreign peers at the time. The bad news for Chinese footballers is their peers do grow, and we all know what can be expected later.