more Chinese gymnastics torture

Mainstream media love to do these stories. This one is more balanced than usual.

Mail Online:

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.

Thanks Jeni.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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