anonymous Chinese speaking hacker known as Stryde Hax has been blogging his search for information on Olympic Bars Champion He Kexin’s real birth date. UPDATE – his name is Mike Walker.
A consultant with a high-tech security firm, Stryde Hax states that He’s age can hardly be called controversial anymore, writing Wednesday, “At this point, I believe that any reasonable observer already understands that age records have been forged.”
His findings are linked from the highly respected website Ars Technica:
… Google, rather suspiciously, has been scrubbed cleanâ€”searching the engine’s cache reveals references to He Kexin, but He’s name and data have been removed. As for Baidu, the main search function returns only government-approved dataâ€”a spreadsheet that purports to show information on Kexin has also been deletedâ€”but checking the engine’s cache proves that a copy of the document is still preserved. He Kexin’s age, as listed in the preserved copy of an official Chinese document? 14. …
Olympic Champion He Kexin – by Grace Chiu
Sooner or later, I expect, it will be confirmed that He Kexin was too young to compete at the Beijing Olympics.
Next question. If that happens, should she lose the Gold medal?
I think not. A better solution would be to punish the Chinese Gymnastics Association. Certainly He Kexin did not falsify her documents. The coaches and administration are mostly to blame.
… Of course, all this is hypothetical. There is not enough proof … yet.