The Chinese team, both MAG and WAG, are training at Salto Gymnastics in Lisburn, just outside Belfast. The WAG team arrived earlier this week, while the men and the women’s alternates appear to have got there around the 11th-12th. Surprising date choice as NI is kind of shut then, but evidently they got there ok. Insert own Mandarin/Orange joke here.
It’s quite a big coup for Salto to get the reigning Olympic champions training there – good for them.
The BBC have a short training report on their website:
Nothing too revelatory, but He Kexin looks quite sharp on her Jaegar-Pak combination and someone, possibly Yao Jinnan, fell out of a triple twist.
The men are so boring that I can’t summon up anything to say about them. Also look out for NI legend Mary Peters throwing a few words of appreciation in at the end.