Wow. This is truly a landmark day in women’s gymnastics…though I wish it were for a different reason. I’m sure many of you have read (or will very soon read) about the FIG ruling that Dong Fangxiao was, in fact, underage at both the 1999 world championships and 2000 Olympics
Dong Fangxiao and Yang Yun dropped out of the sky (Part 2)…When the 2000 Olympic Games rolled around, China showed up to Sydney, Australia with four of the members of the 1999 bronze medal world team
Usually we’ve at least heard of a gymnast before he or she bursts onto the world scene on a powerhouse team like Russia or China. And in this day and age, we can just about always go back in retrospect and find videos of such a gymnast before he or she made that first world or Olympic team.