Top Chinese gymnast found begging on the street

Jul 18, 2011 | Posted by: coolncrazy | Full story: www.telegraph.co.uk

Zhang Shangwu, 28, a specialist on the still rings, had even sold the two gold medals he won at the World University championships in 2001 for just 10 in order to buy food.

Other Chinese sportsmen have also struggled after leaving the protective blanket of the national team. Ai Dongmei, a former marathon champion, sold the 10 medals she had won in international competitions in order to support her family after her husband was laid off. Zou Chunlan, the national female weightlifting champion, worked at a public bathhouse as a masseuse.

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“Pink Ponies of Justice”

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This is just shameful for China. Today you're the champion, tomorrow you are nothing. I think we can invite them to Russia to train our sportsmen.
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Basically this is a 10 years ago news in Chinese medias. Then 5 years ago exactly same stories. Then now again. Maybe nothing changed for them. But maybe medias just changed nothing. Medias do not willing to follow-up the stories.

You know what. There are still many medias like to use data in 90'.

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coolncrazy wrote:
This is just shameful for China. Today you're the champion, tomorrow you are nothing. I think we can invite them to Russia to train our sportsmen.
Your sportsman ran away to the West for being beggars in ruSSia! LOL!

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ana 8 wrote:
<quoted text>Your sportsman ran away to the West for being beggars in ruSSia! LOL!
You mistook them with yourself.
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ana 8 wrote:
<quoted text>Your sportsman ran away to the West for being beggars in ruSSia! LOL!
How petty of you, annie. How very, truly petty of you. Soon you will have no new low left to sink below.:-(

A new ferret story to cheer us up, perhaps?
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ana 8 wrote:
<quoted text>Your sportsman ran away to the West for being beggars in ruSSia! LOL!
100% true.

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