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US Ironists Wants To Rip Gold Medal From 14-Year-Old He Kexin’s Neck

by | 22nd, August 2008

“OLYMPIC inquiry,” announces the Times’ front page.

Good. How Christine Ohuruogu was allowed to compete for Blighty we will never understand.

But it turns out that the UK press is more concerned with “China’s golden girl”, He Kexin.

As Anorak has reported before, He is a She, such is often the communist world’s way at Olympics time, and despite He’s hairy top lip and deep baritone voice, He might only be 14.

And Americans are deeply unhappy that their older athletes were beaten into silver medal place by an underage He girl from China.

Says the Times:

Mike Walker, a [US] computer security expert, told The Times how he tracked down two documents that he says had been removed from a Chinese government website. The documents, he said, stated that He’s birth date was January 1 1994 – making her 14 – and not January 1 1992, which is printed in her passport

So rather than being another gold medal gymnast, He is a 14-year-old sensation. Were He an American she’d be advertising Barbie Bendy and a new computer game. But He is Chinese.

Bela Karolyi, the former gymnastics coach whose wife, Martha, coaches the US women’s team, is said to be disgusted that Chinese athletes might be underage.

Says the Times:

The minimum age for female gymnasts was increased from 14 to 15 in 1981, and up to 16 in 1997, to protect the physical and mental health of young athletes.

Nadia Comaneci was 14 when she won her fist Olympic gold medal in 1976. Yet despite her stardom, there were criticisms that young girls were being pushed too hard at an age when their bodies and bones were still growing, causing permanent damage. Ironically her coach was Mr Karolyi.

Indeed, Such irony, – or sore losing, as teenagers might call it…



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