This is a blog dedicated to Chinese Women Artistic Gymnastics where you can find photos and stories of Chinese gymnasts. This blog is written by someone who is not involved with gymnastics; however, as an enthusiastic TV audience, I love this sport and admire the girls who work so hard everyday for it. This is my way of saying thank you to the gymnasts for their hard work, by telling their stories. =)
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The National Training Center is welcoming a group of special guests this week. Nine athletes and six coaching staff from the US men’s national gymnastics team has come for a week-long learning, joint training and exchange opportunity.
The World Championships will be held in Nanning this year and this would be a first time visit for many of American gymnasts to China. Team USA has come to China get used to the environment, and also let the athletes get a feel for the Chinese gymnastics training process .
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. ^_^
Head Coach Huang Yubin went over the results and analysis of past competitions with the team. The MAG team still has depths; the WAG team however just isn’t the same without the veterans Sui Lu, Deng Linlin, Jiang Yuyuan, Huang Qiushuang and Wu Liufang… T^T
From the pictures, WAG line up includes Yao Jinnan, Shang Chunsong, Zeng Siqi, Wang Yan, Huang Huidan, Chen Siyi, Tan Sixin, Wang Wei, Tan Jiaxin, Li Yiting and Jiang Tong… Is that all the girls that’s left on the National Team?!!!! o_O; … orz