China’s Lu Bin making a big comeback

China's Lu Bin

Even on a team as deep as the Chinese men’s, Lu Bin is proving that it is possible to make a comeback.

The 28-year-old Lu has been the star of the Good Luck Beijing International Invitational, posting some of China’s highest scores during the team competition and then claiming individual victories for himself on rings, vault and pommel horse.

Lu Bin, 2007 Good Luck Beijing Invitational, vault:

Interesting to note that some of China’s top gymnasts — Lu, reigning world champion Yang Wei, 27, and Li Xiaopeng, 26, who is reportedly also planning comeback himself, are not exactly young in the gymnastics sense of things.

Seems that the sport has matured enough that both sexes are finding it easier not only to compete, but stay near the top, well into their 20s.

(via Gymnastics Coaching)

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