Age Of China's Gold-Medal Gymnasts Questioned

Members of China's women's gymnastics team hold up their gold medals and bouquets after their win i i

Members of China's women's gymnastics team celebrate after winning the team gold Wednesday during Day 5 of the Beijing Olympics. hide caption

itoggle caption
Members of China's women's gymnastics team hold up their gold medals and bouquets after their win

Members of China's women's gymnastics team celebrate after winning the team gold Wednesday during Day 5 of the Beijing Olympics.

China won its first Olympic team gold medal in women's gymnastics. The U.S. team settled for silver, finishing more than two points behind. But questions remain about whether China's tiny gymnasts are really old enough to compete.

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan talks with Renee Montagne about the gymnasts' performances and the controversy. Brennan also talks about U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps' record-setting wins.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.