Category: chinese gymnastics

Wash your hands like Xiao Ruoteng!

Hu Xuwei competes at the 2020 American Cup


Zhang Jin at the 2020 American Cup on Balance Beam

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广州日报全媒体记者 廖艺 摄

Coach Wang Qunce and Xu Jinglei have taken their training team to 

Guangzhou to train for three weeks over the Spring Festival. It is in southern China where temperatures are milder (60-70

ºF.) The team includes Liu Tingting, Chen Yile, Ou Yushan, Li Shijia, and Guan Chenchen (and I would assume Yin Sisi, since it says there are six team members there but then only lists five. Yin Sisi is also in Wang’s group.)

The article says they trained through the New Year and did not take a day off. Chen Yile and Liu Tingting’s parents both were able to come for a brief visit, since they live in the area.  

Chen Yile says she thinks the experience of competing in two World Championships will help her not be as nervous. Her goal is to return to her 2017 form and compete for a spot on the Tokyo team. She wants to improve every event, and specifically wants to up her BB difficulty. 

Liu Tingting says winter training is going well for her. She has been waiting for four years and is very eager to prove herself at the Olympics (Tingting originally made the Rio team, but injured her hand and was replaced with alternate Tan Jiaxin.) She thinks her problems at 2019 Worlds were mental and wants to overcome that with more training. She says she won’t change much this year, but wants to improve her BB score and upgrade vault to DTY. 

2020.1.25 Year of the Rat! 

Happy New Year from Team China!


Du Siyu

The athletes are in winter training right now, they are working on a lot of strength conditioning, new skills, and endurance. Chow says VT and FX are priorities for improvement. They have monthly physical abilities testing (the third test took place a few days ago.) Their progress is recorded and the athletes are given the results so they can compare from test to test and see the improvements they are making.

In the news report above (captured by 祝福体操小花们_) you can see some highlights from the most recent testing. 


Additionally in this article Chow mentions that Ou Yushan has upgraded the difficulty of her floor routine.

Chow also specifically mentions Yin Sisi and Wei Xiaoyuan’s UB as being very good at the most recent test.

Shang Chunsong and Mao Yi

Training games


Zhang Jin, 2019 December winter training.