the Li Ning gesture?

An interesting incident on the MAG awards podium at Asian Games. Lu Bo, Teng Haibin and Hisashi Mizutori.

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Silver medalist Bo Lu, Gold medalist Haibin Teng of China and Bronze medalist Hisashi Mizutori of Japan pose on the podum for the Men's All Round Individual Artistic Gymnastics at Asian Games Town Gymnasium during day three of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 on November 15, 2010 in Guangzhou, China. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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… After the all-around ceremony, Teng was forced to explain a hand gesture he and Lu made on the podium, where they appeared to aim a gun at Mizutori. The two Asian powers have a long history of war and animosity.

“I would like to explain that the gesture which looks like I am using a gun is not hostile,” Teng said, explaining that the gesture is meant to symbolize the Li Ning logo.

Mizutori made the same gesture back, though he said later he was not sure what it meant.

“I thought maybe I should just go along with it, so I just did it,” Mizutori said. …

Amanda Turner – IG

What is the “Li Ning” gesture?

Leave a comment if you can link to a video clip. …

UPDATE: That action DOES look like some gang sign. Bang!

Here are Men doing a Li Ning salute at Worlds 2010.

Thanks Grace. Thanks MostepanovaFan.

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