Mainstream media love to do these stories. This one is more balanced than usual.
It’s enough to make any parents grimace as these Chinese children are contorted into the most uncomfortable positions.
Aged between four and seven, the young gymnasts are put through a rigorous stretching routine by their coaches during a training session. …
Read more: Hang in there: How children as young as four are stretched in training to be China’s future gymnasts
I was happy to see coaches doing handstand on a floor bar, rather than flat-handed. This will help prevent overuse injury to the wrists later in the career.