Olympics Blog

News about the Summer and Winter Games

« Previous Post | Olympics Blog Home | Next Post »

Sizing up the top gymnastics teams

August 12, 2008 | 11:32 am

Click to enlarge

Click here or on the image above to view the full-size graphic.

For Olympic gymnasts, the minimum age is 16 by year’s end. Questions have been raised about the ages of several Chinese gymnasts and whether this gives them an unfair advantage.

The Chinese womens' Olympic gymnastics team: Li Shanshan, Yang Yilin, Cheng Fei, He Kexin, Jiang Yuyuan, Deng Linlin

The U.S. womens' Olympic gymnastics team: Chellsie Memmel, Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone, Samantha Peszek, Bridget Sloan, Shawn Johnson