With Same Score, China’s He Beats Liukin in Uneven Bars

Juliet Macur reports in the New York Times:

He, who is listed as 16 but whose age has been at issue at these Olympics, won the gold. Liukin, the all-around Olympic champion, won silver, her fourth medal of these Games. China’s Yang Yilin, whose age also has been questioned, won bronze, with 16.650.

To be eligible for these Olympics, gymnasts this must turn 16 this year. Some Chinese sports registration lists suggest that He and Yang may be as young as 14.

August 18, 2008, 10:08 AM
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