Is China in top medal ranking advanced country?
The Chinese are not pleased with their country's top post in the medal standings during the ongoing Summer Olympics in London as the country has spent too much in winning the coveted medals.
“China has earned four gold medals in gymnastics, more than that of the United States. This is the outcome of cruel training that gymnasts have underwent every day from age six,” said Wang Ying, 36, an office worker in Beijing Wednesday. “Of course, it is a great pleasure to earn a gold medal. But the gymnasts are worried about how to live their lives in the future as they have poor knowledge due to too much time spent on harsh and inhumane training.”
Earlier, carrying photos of children in severe training at a gym, the British Daily Mail reported that there has been ceaseless controversy over child abuse in gymnastics.
China spent as much as 10 million yuan (1.77 billion won) on the two gold medals swimmer Sun Yang has won in London, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, quoting local media reports. The paper also pointed out that there has been controversy over whether the gold medals Sun has earned are worth the money spent on him.
The paper reported that the money should be spent on things that are more important rather than his Australian swimming coach. There should be reform in the Chinese sports community, the paper said.