The 19-year-old Olympic medalist — and noted heartthrob — made the announcement on YouTube
China’s performance in London has been, by any measure but perhaps its own, awesome. But in 2008, China topped the gold-medal chart
How far would you go to ensure your child’s olympic success? Would you drive her to practice every day? Would you never tell her about her mother’s eight-year battle with cancer and lie about the death of her grandparents for over a year?
The British duo finish fourth as they gaze up admiringly at the dominant Chinese
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After topping the gold-medal count on home turf in Beijing four years ago, China is loudly lowering expectations of another triumphant performance in London
Although she is one of the youngest athletes set to compete in this summer’s Olympic games, 15-year-old Carolina Mendoza displays a maturity beyond her years through her training
Now that gymnastics bars competitors under 16, diving, where competitors can be as young as 14, is where the youngest stars, like Carolina Mendoza, just 15 years old, are to be found