National Team Selection Camp Begins and Shang Chunsong Wins the 1st Challenge
Today marks the start of two week selection camp for the National Team. Over 40 young girls and their coaches from all over the country were invited to the camp. The youngest gymnast invited to camp being only 9 years old as part of the identified training group for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Head Coach Huang Yubin has set new training targets for the National Team members where trampoline trainings will be incorporated in their daily training. All male gymnasts are expected to complete 4 twists on trampoline where female gymnasts are expected to complete 3.5. An internal test will be given at the end of the winter training; all gymnasts will be tested on their training results and the gymnast(s) who fails the training target then will be eliminated from the training squat for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
During Monday’s weekly team meeting, Shang Chunsong was awarded a new cellphone for being the 1st gymnast to complete the training goal of 3.5 twists on trampoline. ^_^
(Photos via Che Li’s Weibo)