From amputee to swimming champion, girl proves herself more than able

| September 5th, 2014

In 2000, 4-year-old girl Qian Hongyan lost her legs in a tragic car accident, her family were afraid that the amputation might also take away her upbeat spirits and optimism. But young Qian Hongyan decided that this is just another way to roll. So Qian’s grandpa cut open a basketball to secure her upper body, and made her pairs of wooden handle. Just like that, Qian Hongyan started to walk with the handles and move around on the basketball. […]Read more…

Life in a youth diving camp

| August 31st, 2014

In Anshan city of Anhui Province, a group of children aged from 6-10 years old are committed to diving practice for a whole 2 years. At the end of the training, they either get selected into the official diving regiment, or go home.

 

56-year-old Hu Qijun is a retired athletes and coach to the children. He has been coaching for the larger part of 30 years and his coaching spectrum varies from gymnastics to diving. To the young athletes, he is […]Read more…

Tie for silver, but China’s national flag placed at bottom led to controversy

| July 30th, 2012

From Netease:

In the London Olympics men’s 200 meters freestyle final, China’s Sun Yang tied South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan for silver at 1:44:93.  France’s Yannick Agnel took gold with 1:43:14 and United States’ Ryan Lochte was fourth.  Lodon Olympics Games are very exciting, but the amusing incidents of the Organizing Committee are endless.  In the award ceremony of the men’s 200 meters freestyle, Organizing Committee again made a serious mistake.  China’s Sun Yang and South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan […]Read more…

BBC host questions Ye Shiwen’s incredible swim, Netizens angry

| July 30th, 2012

From Sina:

16 years old, incredibly swam the last 50 meters of the 400 IM final, faster than men’s champion Ryan Lochte, beat her personal best by 5 seconds, broke the women’s world record for the first time since the high-tech swimsuits ban, swept Asian Games, World Championships and Olympic Games and became the youngest grand slam swimming winner in China… During the interview after the game, Ye Shiwen expressed her excitement and joy, and credited all to her hard work […]Read more…

Sun Yang: never taken Park Tae-hwan’s provocation seriously

| July 29th, 2012

From Sina Weibo:

Sun Yang (Weibo) He Won! 20 years old, 1.97meters tall, 3 minutes 40 seconds 14! When Sun Yang roared in the swimming pool like a lion, who knew all the hardship, persistence, pressure or tears behind this glory… At the mixed interview zone after the race, Sun Yang covered his face to sob several times, crying like a kid with a pair of red eyes, “The Park Tae-hwan incidence in the morning inspired me. I have no reason […]Read more…