Do you agree that gold medal gymnast He Kexin is not 16 years old?
August 22, 2008 5:36pm CST
Due to the great level of stress a gymnast who reached the elite level, experience, a rule was set out in 1997 that a gymnast must be 16years old in the Olympic year, to be able to compete. Controversies have arisen that Chinese gold medalist He Kexin was not old enough to be in the Beijing Olympics. Do you think so? Do you think China disregarded the rules, and sent out gymnasts, who per online records, were revealed to be only 14y/o?
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23 Aug 08
Who knows? She looks young but if she has papers that say she is a determined age, how can you prove she is younger? These are official papers, and I don't think the Chinese government will come out and say they fixed them. As for proof I have seen all types of speculations, like she has a gap were her baby tooth hasn't come out yet, but couldn't she have lost a tooth? Gymnasts have accidents. A hacker says he came upon a cached page were an oficial says she was 13 last year, but look who's saying that, a hacker, can you trust a hacker? So basically I think this will stay just as it is, her official age will be 16 and a lot of people will continue debating on whether she is younger because of her looks.
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23 Aug 08
Well I can not say for sure but just by looking at her she doesn't look 16 at all but I know the Chinese look younger than they really are lots of time. I did hear that on the news this afternoon that the birth year that was on record did make her only 14. Have a blessed day!