China gold medal gymnast reportedly was 13

Aug 14, 2008 Full story: sportsillustrated.cnn.com 983

Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government's news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made her ineligible to be on the team that won a gold medal.

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guest

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Aug 14, 2008
Strip them of their medals.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#3 Aug 14, 2008
What a surprise.....the Chinese circumventing the rules? Say it ain't so.

Since: Jul 08

Spring, TX

#4 Aug 14, 2008
Dude...she could be 11 or 12
Bayside

Washington, DC

#5 Aug 14, 2008
There is no way that girl is 16. It's bad enough this country takes these girls from their homes at 3 years old....they then have to make fake passports to lie about thier age????

This team (and nation) needs to be stripped of their medals for cheating.

“"GUILTY"”

Since: Apr 08

Fresno, CA

#6 Aug 14, 2008
Good God.

Those Evil Chinee.

Turn the country into an Ashtray...

That'll teach 'em.
boo boo

Spring Hill, TN

#7 Aug 14, 2008
First, they take all of our jobs, now they take all of our gold (medals)!
Mr Clean

San Antonio, TX

#9 Aug 14, 2008
But officer she said she was 16.
Lookin For Happy Hour

Lafayette, IN

#10 Aug 14, 2008
There is no way half those girls on that team are 16 years of age ! Don't you think it is kinda odd how it seems like the chinese seem to be suddenly dominating ?? It seems the olympics are so one sided this year .... it is obvious the hometeam has PERKS.
Mr Clean

San Antonio, TX

#11 Aug 14, 2008
But officer she said she was 16.

Since: Jul 08

Spring, TX

#12 Aug 14, 2008
Bayside wrote:
There is no way that girl is 16. It's bad enough this country takes these girls from their homes at 3 years old....they then have to make fake passports to lie about thier age????
This team (and nation) needs to be stripped of their medals for cheating.
I agree 100%
JLD

Virginia Beach, VA

#13 Aug 14, 2008
boo boo wrote:
First, they take all of our jobs, now they take all of our gold (medals)!
We owe the Chinese so much money, our leaders will sell their souls to keep China happy.
JLD

Virginia Beach, VA

#14 Aug 14, 2008
Bayside wrote:
There is no way that girl is 16. It's bad enough this country takes these girls from their homes at 3 years old....they then have to make fake passports to lie about thier age????
This team (and nation) needs to be stripped of their medals for cheating.
The Chinese will do anything to win at whatever they do and sadly we let them get away with it!
Side Show

United States

#15 Aug 14, 2008
Why she not mallied yet? Scrutinize if she's had a period yet?
Ohio

Sardinia, OH

#16 Aug 14, 2008
Geisterfahrer wrote:
Good God.
Those Evil Chinee.
Turn the country into an Ashtray...
That'll teach 'em.
ROTFLMAO! Funny!
Peaches

Friendship, AR

#17 Aug 14, 2008
She looks more like 10yrs.
hello

United States

#18 Aug 14, 2008
Bayside wrote:
There is no way that girl is 16. It's bad enough this country takes these girls from their homes at 3 years old....they then have to make fake passports to lie about thier age????
This team (and nation) needs to be stripped of their medals for cheating.
I totally agree anyone watching could tell these girls are under 16 maybe even under 14. If they take the girls at 3 there is no shortage of girls because it's not like they choose to do this, just use the 16 year olds.
Texas Girl

Hurst, TX

#19 Aug 14, 2008
The people that live there do not know any different. They are told what to do. She was happy to be presenting her skills. The medals should be taken away. There are rules for contestants.

Again People only know what they are told.
Dim Sum

Wahiawa, HI

#21 Aug 14, 2008
wonder what happened to that article few weeks back before the olympics started that quoted a chinese newspaper saying 1 or 2 of the girls were under 16.
MotherOfMoses

Lawrenceville, GA

#22 Aug 14, 2008
How come nobody brought the age subject up before they won the gold...Ummmm
guest wrote:
Strip them of their medals.
Batman

South Britain, CT

#23 Aug 14, 2008
If a 13 year old girl is good enough to beat the tar out of a 15,16 or whatever year old, then why not let her compete?

That being said, the rules say 16 by the end of the Olympic, so if they broke the rules they should give up the medal. Tough grits!

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