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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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.