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  1. Sport - China - GYMNASTICS

    Chen rethinks retirement plan after shock defeat

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 04:15pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s Olympic champion Chen Yibing has made an abrupt U-turn on his decision to retire from gymnastics after a surprise defeat in the men’s rings competition earlier ... of what I went through in London,” said the 27-year-old Tianjin native, who helped China defend their all-around team gold. “I’ve invested myself in gymnastics for more than 20 years. I can’t just ...

  2. Solas offers something 'above and beyond' rivals in pursuit of perfect girls' nights out

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen Girls' nights out could be more interesting in town now that Solas has launched a series of 'Something for the Ladies' events featuring various drinks, sponsors and entertainment. The Wyndham Street bar on Wednesday was packed w ...

  3. Yang Wei to shine in Beijing

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Persistence was the key for Chinese gymnast Yang Wei to win a place at the Olympics this August despite his comparatively old age- he is 28 this year. Yang is a veteran of the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He won a silver medal in the individual all-round event and the team event gold medal. In 2004, however, the gymnastics powerhouse met his Waterloo in Athens. Yang came ...

  4. athlete of the week

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Each week we talk to HK's brightest and best Name Shek Wai-hung School Newman Catholic College Grade Form Three Sport Gymnastics Achievements Wai-hung, 16, favours the vault. He swept all six gold medals at the 2006 Hong Kong Open Gymnastics Competition. He first represented Hong Kong at the age of eight. He was doing well until he suffered a serious injury ...

  5. Perseverance pays off

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Elanie Yau Li Donghua, Olympic gymnast To most Olympic athletes, winning gold at the Games represents the pinnacle of their career. However, Li Donghua's epic win of the gold medal ... encounter in Beijing in 1988. A chance meeting with a Swiss tourist who would become his wife a year later spelled the end of his career as a gymnast with the Chinese national team. 'I told ...

  6. No 22: Li Xiaopeng

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Name: Li Xiaopeng Date of Birth: July 27, 1981, in Changsha, Hunan province Entry for Beijing Games: Gymnastics, men's team and parallel bars Career highlights: Gold ... In 2006, Gao Jian, director of the Chinese Gymnastics Federation, told Xinhua he had promised a considerable pay rise to several top gymnasts. 'They would be entitled to a set monthly pay ...

  7. No 34: Xiao Qin

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Lee

    ... horse and team event, 2007 World Championships; Winner, pommel horse, 2004 World Cup; Gold medal, 2006 Asian Games For gymnast Xiao Qin, the big task in Beijing will be to regain his lost ... and also show people I am not a quitter. I will win the gold medal this time.' Despite the embarrassing fall in Athens, Xiao is one of the best gymnasts in the star-studded China team, ...

  8. Vaulting back

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... China fixated on erasing 2004 failure, reports Martin Zhou For Team China gymnasts, the coming two weeks are all about making amends. That's because of the way things unravelled ... clippings of the wall-to-wall coverage that came in the wake of the 2004 debacle. 'The Chinese gymnastics team should rename itself the Chinese stumbling team,' screamed one headline. ...

  9. Three decades on, Olga Korbut is still working to make the world beautiful

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... no escaping the spotlight, not since she first took up gymnastics as an eight-year-old in her native Belarus. 'You know what, I was born a gymnast,'' she says. 'Nobody pushed me. ... and fun. 'I teach these people not just to do gymnastics, to be in gymnastics,' she says. 'You have to enjoy yourself. I was never really happy, satisfied with my performances, ...

  10. 26- He Kexin

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Born: January 1, 1992 in Wuhan, Hubei Entry: Uneven bars and team Credentials: Winner of uneven bars at two World Cup events this year; world record holder Why she'll win: Because she's the one. She burst onto the scene last year at the Chinese ...




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