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Olympic Balls: Phelps Can’t Swim And Chinese Gymnast He Is A She

by | 14th, August 2008

NO small shock to learn that Michael Phelps, the “greatest ever Olympia” (all papers), can’t swim.

With his big ears and massive snaggle tooth, Phelps was too untelegenic for Beijing and was replaced by one Maurice Maurice, a French Canadian life guard and part-time catalogue model.

Now after that, the non-singing girl who proved that not ALL Chinese people look the same, and the non-firing fireworks , we find out more Olympic shock news, chiefly that teenaged He is a teenged she.

How old is He? The Associated Press notes:

Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government’s news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13.

It turns out that this not only makes He a truly remarkable athlete, who can beat the best the rest of the world has to offer at just 13 years of

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