August 2nd, 2012


Forging a champion

This is Ye Shiwen, one of the many Chinese wonder-kids. As of Thursday, she has already won 2 gold medals in swimming on the Olympics. She is 16 years old, and indeed a true prodigy.

Her performance has been stunning. She keeps putting one world record after another, and makes it look too easy. In one of the races she even beat the scores of some of the men in the respective disciplines, including Michael Phelps.

Naturally, rumours started creeping in about the Chinese manipulating the doping tests, but Ye and her team adamantly deny all accusations.

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