Retired champion athlete Zhang Shangwu sings in a Baoding car park in March, using an app and smartphones on a tripod to live-stream his performance. Photo: AFP Retired champion athlete Zhang Shangwu sings in a Baoding car park in March, using an app and smartphones on a tripod to live-stream his performance. Photo: AFP
Retired champion athlete Zhang Shangwu sings in a Baoding car park in March, using an app and smartphones on a tripod to live-stream his performance. Photo: AFP
China Society

Former champion Chinese gymnast back on the streets doing handstands and singing for money

  • After an injury ended his career, Zhang Shangwu made headlines a decade ago when he was spotted begging in Beijing
  • It led to a job, but he has since served jail time for theft and was recently seen performing in a Baoding car park

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Retired champion athlete Zhang Shangwu sings in a Baoding car park in March, using an app and smartphones on a tripod to live-stream his performance. Photo: AFP Retired champion athlete Zhang Shangwu sings in a Baoding car park in March, using an app and smartphones on a tripod to live-stream his performance. Photo: AFP
Retired champion athlete Zhang Shangwu sings in a Baoding car park in March, using an app and smartphones on a tripod to live-stream his performance. Photo: AFP
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