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YOUR RESPONSE: Olympics Women's Gymnastics - China Too Under-aged?
Posted 8/13/08

self_hazard wrote:


Eudd wrote:

Realistic? I am in fucking China right now. I see many 15 and 16 year old girls being at the height around 4-foot 5/6. To experience it with my own eyes is being realistic, right?


No proof = Speculation = China is not breaking a rule.


I was commenting on how your request of me to "How about you prove that they are geniunely underaged first, then declare that China is breaking a rule?". That is unrealistic.


I did not mention height because its obivous some Asian are normally in the 4-5 even well into their 20's when they aren't going grow anymore. I think is can be thrown out.

It is also a reality that documents can be faked.


If China won this fair and square than there wouldn't be any doubts.



...? So how did China NOT won this fair and square...?
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Posted 8/13/08

self_hazard wrote:


Eudd wrote:

Realistic? I am in fucking China right now. I see many 15 and 16 year old girls being at the height around 4-foot 5/6. To experience it with my own eyes is being realistic, right?


No proof = Speculation = China is not breaking a rule.


I was commenting on how your request of me to "How about you prove that they are geniunely underaged first, then declare that China is breaking a rule?". That is unrealistic.


I did not mention height because its obivous some Asian are normally in the 4-5 even well into their 20's when they aren't going grow anymore. I think is can be thrown out.

It is also a reality that documents can be faked.


If China won this fair and square than there wouldn't be any doubts.





The heights is just an example but it's the same with face features. And what's more unrealistic is stating something with no proof. It can't be proven whether or not any of the girls on the Chinese team is really underaged and it is definitely unrealistic for anyone to use facial features as evidence.

And humor me by explaining how China won the competition unfairly....
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Posted 8/13/08
Normal.
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Posted 8/13/08
Age shouldn't matter.
At least, China won fair and square.
Posted 8/13/08
It's their sport, there are a lot of celebrations/festivals/shows in China that involve Gymnastic ability...it's part of their culture so you'd expect them to be good at it.
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Posted 8/13/08
...you know there is a diver who is 14 years old who is in the olympics and I don't see anyone writing an article 'bout it.
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Posted 8/13/08 , edited 8/13/08

BlargTheCat wrote:

...you know there is a diver who is 14 years old who is in the olympics and I don't see anyone writing an article 'bout it.



Has he won a gold medal yet? I don't mean that in a harsh way!
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Posted 8/13/08
I watched it last night and it was amazing! China won because they were better. That's how the Olympics go.
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Posted 8/13/08
From ESPN.com --
An inquiry was made in July into the ages of Chinese gymnasts He Kexin, Yang Yilin and Jiang after several reports from online outlets and The New York Times pegged their ages much younger than 16. The average size of the six-member Chinese team is 4-foot-9 and 77 pounds (that's 13 pounds lighter than Johnson, who is also 4-foot-9), and gymnast Deng Linlin doesn't even break the 70-pound mark.

International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) said the issue with the Chinese team had been cleared up, as the athletes provided copies of their passports, which confirm their ages as 16.

New york Times got OWNED.
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Posted 8/13/08

axbabe04u wrote:


BlargTheCat wrote:

...you know there is a diver who is 14 years old who is in the olympics and I don't see anyone writing an article 'bout it.



Has he won a gold medal yet? I don't mean that in a harsh way!


I don't think so
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Posted 8/13/08

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sigh. there is nothing wrong with their age, as long as they got the talent.


same here ^^
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Posted 8/13/08

BlargTheCat wrote:

...you know there is a diver who is 14 years old who is in the olympics and I don't see anyone writing an article 'bout it.



Has he won a gold medal yet? I don't mean that in a harsh way!

I don't think so


That's probably why! There's sometimes a complaint after a gold medal has won but yes, you're right! I'm surprised that noone is mentioning that either but then again, I didn't know until you said something...
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Posted 8/13/08

axbabe04u wrote:


BlargTheCat wrote:

...you know there is a diver who is 14 years old who is in the olympics and I don't see anyone writing an article 'bout it.



Has he won a gold medal yet? I don't mean that in a harsh way!


I don't think so


That's probably why! There's sometimes a complaint after a gold medal has won but yes, you're right! I'm surprised that noone is mentioning that either but then again, I didn't know until you said something...

If you think about this situation thoroughly, you'll realize that this is either ageism or racism. Let me you remind you at this point that I am still confuse on what you replied just now. These complaints didn't seem to come in when these youngsters came and entered, but they finally did when the team won. And i'm not quite sure if it's just me or it's real, but I sensed some siding in the article.
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Posted 8/13/08
Well, if those girls wanted to be in the Olympics at an early age and have a better chance at their own lives, be my guest. Their talent will take them very far as this demonstrates. There are those in other countries struggling to even try to get to the Olympics, even if it their dream since a younger age. They have slightly less competition between themselves since they are selected from the start, but hey, that's how China does thing and seems to work for them. Again, they are qualified in every event so it's not surprising they will send a team like this.
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Posted 8/13/08
does it really matter if they are 14? what difference does it make? if they were then that would mean the US team got beat by a bunch of 14 year olds. that would make it seem even worse.
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