Chinese Gymnasts Promise to be Injury-Free and Drug-Free – Yu Yilei
Shanghaiist posts a China Daily article telling that “gymnastics coaches are making their gymnasts sign a contract to stay injury-free and drug-free in preparation for the Games.” From China Daily via Shanghaiist:
In an unusual move to secure a gymnastics golden harvest at next year’s Olympic Games, Chinese gymnasts and their coaches will sign contracts with the sport’s state governing center to ensure everyone in the 2008 lineup will be injury free and drug free, a top team official said….
…You may remember, Wang Yan (王燕), a gymnast who was paralyzed after she fell from the uneven bars at this year’s National Gymnastics Championships. She is now able to walk and has regained almost all feeling in her arms and legs. Also doing well is Sang Lan (桑兰). You may remember her from the 1998 Goodwill Games after a freak accident resulted in paralysis….[Full Text]
(Image from Shanghaiist)