Chinese Women Confident After Podium Training

After the first day of podium training at the Olympic Games, Team China had the opportunity to talk to the press for quick thoughts following training: Tang Xijing: I basically the same feeling as training at home, here [the vault] is just a little firmer. At home no matter how many times I did thisContinue reading “Chinese Women Confident After Podium Training”

Zhang Jin Tops All Around at Second Round of Chinese Olympic Trials

In the ongoing process of selecting the athletes who will represent China at the Tokyo Olympic Games, news came out of Shanghai that Zhang Jin, Tang Xijing, and Lu Yufei finished top three in the all around respectively. Zhang Jin finished in the top spot with a 56.399, Tang Xijing second with a 56.365, andContinue reading “Zhang Jin Tops All Around at Second Round of Chinese Olympic Trials”

2021 Chinese Nationals Preview

Chengdu: the city renowned for its panda everything, will host the 2021 Chinese National Championships. Looking around the London 2012-esque hot pink arena adorned with panda caricatures, it’s very clear the event organizers were definitely obligated to incorporate panda symbolism into the venue (and I’m obsessed) In contrast to any old ordinary year, the stakesContinue reading “2021 Chinese Nationals Preview”

Guan Chenchen: Cheng Fei Made Me Fall in Love With Gymnastics

Known for her playful character, 2020 Chinese Beam Champion Guan Chenchen took a more serious note in a CCTV Sports interview, sharing her ambitions and inspirations in gymnastics that sparked her desire to be a part of the mix for the upcoming 2021 Olympic Games. “To me, the Olympics are a dream- when I was young and hadContinue reading “Guan Chenchen: Cheng Fei Made Me Fall in Love With Gymnastics”

2020

Women: Chen Yanfei Chen Yile Deng Yalan Du Siyu Fan Yilin Guan Chenchen He Licheng Li Qi Li Shijia Liu Jieyu Liu Tingting Lu Yufei Lyu Junliang Luo Huan Ou Yushan Qi Qi Qian Xuejia Shang Chunsong Tang Xijing Wei Xiaoyuan Yin Sisi Yue Yue Zhang Jin Zhou Ruiyu Men: Deng Shudi Huang Zenan LanContinue reading “2020”

Chinese Women Show Off Major Upgrades in June Training

After intense winter conditioning, the Chinese women have been hard at work upgrading their routine difficulty. Each athlete presented new elements in front of coaches and judges in a recent skill verification at the National Training Center in Beijing.   Although footage doesn’t show every gymnast, it does highlight upgrades from notable Olympic hopefuls. 2019Continue reading “Chinese Women Show Off Major Upgrades in June Training”

Zou Jingyuan: We’re Becoming Physically Stronger

For Chinese gymnasts, winter training is a time of building intense physical fitness, increasing routine start values, improving routine composition, and cleaning up in the execution department. For the past several months, the Chinese have been hard at work gearing up for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.  Former two-time world champion on parallel bars, ZouContinue reading “Zou Jingyuan: We’re Becoming Physically Stronger”

The 2020 New Senior Preview

As the 2019 elite gymnastics season draws to a close, a fresh batch of top-notch juniors will become age-eligible to compete at the most prestigious gymnastics meet of the quad, the Olympic Games. Let’s dive in to see who’s who and what’s what The Canadian women will be very excited with the addition of ZoéContinue reading “The 2020 New Senior Preview”