Zou Jingyuan modestly puts this almost Zen-like state down to his coach, Wang Hongwei.
“He is excellent. He coached both Chen Yibing (China’s 2008 Olympic champion on Rings) and Feng Zhe (the London 2012 Parallel Bars champion),” Zou explained.
“In his coaching ideology, the quality of a routine is much more important than its difficulty. Only when the quality of each routine is good enough will he increase the level of difficulty. That is the principle he always insists on.”