A young Chinese gymnast trains at Wuhan School of Sport. Each year thousands of children, some as young as four, are enrolled in the schools and begin the harsh training regimes designed to turn them into Olympic winners. If they succeed in winning Olympic gold they are rewarded with a $25,000 payment from the government. Photographed July, 1993.

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Photographer: Tom Stoddart
Media name: TS_PJ023

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