wow Oleada is famous!!
About Zhang/Zhang's age, here's a piece of news in 2009 confirming that Hao Zhang was born in 1982:
The translation is bad, but I think it basically means that Hao Zhang is 5 years older than Dan Zhang, which happens to agree with the listed birthdays.Zhang Hao was born in 1982, larger than the full 5-year-old Zhang Dan, the two 16 cm height difference, Zhang Dan Zhang Hao is only half the weight.
ISU Birthdate: 04.10.1985 (25)
Listed Birthdate: 04.10.1987 (23)
ISU Birthdate: 06.07.1984 (26)
Listed Birthdate: 06.02.1982 (29)
Another piece of news found, which (seems to) say that Dan Zhang was 10 years old in 1998.(correct me if I'm wrong)
In 1998, 10-year-old Yao Bin Zhang Dan was the case, to Beijing. Participate in national team training, she became the youngest national team player.
Last edited by benedict_david; 02-16-2011 at 10:24 AM.
Well, that really explains why Dan Zhang was still growing and growing until almost two years ago... maybe they should be careful when talking about growth spurt to media... lol....
If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had some ice cream.
ETA - in China there's a saying "The most dangerous place is also the safest to hide", so, Oleada, come and visit me in China!!
So, that is just that? Chinese officials said "sorry, our staff made (so many) errors in paperwork," then they shut the list on their website and it is the end of story?
It looks like we all with ISU and those international skaters who actually followed the rules, got f...ed up afterall.
Is there any scientific ways to establish the age of a person, like they do it with DNA parental test? The paperwork like passports or birth certificates don't look promising.
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