2002 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd prize

Jia Guorong

China News Service

18 November, 2001

A young gymnastic competitor embarks on a long process—to defeat first her provincial rivals, and later those at the top of their field—in order to win national selection.

Chinese gymnasts practice from an early age to compete in world championships. Competition is fierce, and the physical effort arduous.

About the photographer

Jia Guorong

Jia Guorong was born in China in 1954. He is a senior reporter and editorial advisory board member at China News Service (CNS). He studied the Chinese language and joined China N...

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