Just because some reporter gets your age wrong…

If some paper reports that you are 14 in an Olympic year, that doesn’t mean anything because we know how reporters are prone to mistakes.  Considering the controversy over He Kexin’s age though, I find this especially funny.  

Olympic gymnastics title contenders suddenly have one more thing to worry about other than the eight gold medals China claimed at the Tianjin World Cup last week. Her name is He Kexin.

The 14-year-old newcomer to the national team, who was recruited last year, has raised a lot of eyebrows recently after she broke two world records on the uneven bars in as many months. She will be just one more weapon on an already star-studded Chinese Olympic squad.

Somebody needs to tell People’s Daily Online that He is supposed to be 16.  

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2 Responses to “Just because some reporter gets your age wrong…”

  1. gymnastics08 Says:

    Reporters make mistakes all the time.

    BIG mistakes such as usa-gymnastics forgetting Miller won the UB World Title in 1993 when writing an article for USA-Gymnastics about Courtney Kupets title. Her own federation for heavens sake.


  2. China Daily issues correction for He Kexin’s age « Shergymrag Says:

    […] I stumbled across this blog entry.  The post says that China Daily issued a correction to their story that stated He Kexin was 14 years old.  I guess this was made in the paper edition and not on the […]

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