Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastics school

Every Olympics … traditional media pays attention to Gymnastics.

Every Olympics you can predict stories from China featuring very young kids crying and being overstretched.

Tokyo is coming up.

Yet this story from the Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastics School says the focus is now on fun for the children — “happy gymnastics” — rather than the medal-obsessed ways of old.

I hope that’s true.

Inside China’s gymnastics machine: the children training for Olympic glory

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Rick Mc

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

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