That’ll Teach Her! 

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Recently, the International Olympic Committee determined that Chinese gymnast Dong Fangxiao was only 14 years old – two years too young – at the 2000 Games. They’ve stripped China of a bronze medal, which now goes to the formerly 4th place US team. The most interesting part of the story, however, relates to a second gymnast.

But the FIG had said following that investigation it was not satisfied with “the explanations and evidence provided to date” for Dong and a second gymnast, Yang Yun from the 2000 Olympic team.

However, FIG investigators did not find sufficient evidence to prove Yang, who also won a bronze medal on uneven bars in 2000, was underage so she received only a warning.

“Yeah! Don’t you do that again! Don’t you possibly be underaged for the Olympics 10 years ago again, or we’ll get you!”


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