After long time no hear, we finally get to know the outcome of the Chinese national team’s winter training.

Shang Chunsong who originated the piked hindroff bar release last year, won’t stop on having only one skill in her résumé.

The Chinese gymnast is rumored to have a quad twisting layout included in her floor routine. A few days ago, a video emerged on youtube of Shang performing a 3.5 twisting layout on floor.

If Shang successfully competed the quad twist at the next World championships, the skill will bear her name in the CoP.

Last year, Japan’s Kenzo Shirai became the first athlete to perform a quadruple twist at a major event.

Shang made her major international debut at 2013 World championships in Antwerp where she qualified to the all around and balance beam final.

But that’s not it, Tan Jiaxin who is considered to be the best Chinese vault in the 2013-2016 quad, is reported to have an Amanar vault, while Wang Yan has upgraded her beam dismount to a triple full.

London Olympian and three time World medalist Yao Jinnan will no longer be an all arounder and will only compete as an event specialist, based on rumors. Jinnan whose best event is the uneven bars, is training a full twisting double layout dismount.

Last but not least, Deng Yalan is training the second most difficult vault in women’s gymnastics 2.5 twisting Tsukahara  into a pit, yes more difficult than Cheng and Amanar, Its D-score is 6.7.

At last year’s World championships, the female Chinese team left the competition with only one medal.

Written by Gigi Khazback Farid
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