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Experienced China lineup for Tokyo

China has named an experienced gymnastics squad for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo this month as it aims for a return to the top of the podium after failing to win a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro four years ago.

Former world all-round champion Xiao Ruoteng, two-time parallel bars world champion Zou Jingyuan, Olympic bronze medalist Lin Chaopan and Olympic debutant Sun Wei will compete in the men’s all-round event. The quartet was part of the team that won gold at the 2018 world championships and finished second in 2019.

Parallel bars specialist Lin, who won bronze in the all-round team event at Rio in 2016, was picked over Zhang Boheng for his superior international experience, despite the latter having higher scores in all three Olympic trial events.

“We believe that Zhang is a talented young athlete who can be a perfect backup for the whole team,” men’s coach Wang Hongwei said.

Liu Yang and You Hao, who were part of the bronze-winning team in Rio, will head to their second Olympics and compete in the individual events.

Tang Xijing, the all-round silver medalist at the 2019 Worlds, will lead the women’s team, with Ou Yushan, Lu Yufei and Zhang Jin completing the line-up. Two-time uneven bars world champion Fan Yilin and teenage balance beam specialist Guan Chenchen will compete in individual events.


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