What made playing against the team special?The records! (laughs) It is difficult to explain. There are certain players or teams against whom you perform much better than the others. The first time I played against India was at the Basin Reserve in Wellington in 1976.

And his back side. A barely conscious female resembling a San bush person was beneath him, though he was far from thinking anything clearly himself. My blood boiled from conflicting emotions.. A third placed finish on the medals table below the United States and Britain, made for a sobering Games after China triumphantly topped the standings at Beijing 2008 and finished second in 2012.kidding me? The country which has never finished above China is about to, spluttered the official Xinhua news agency, in a tweet that was later removed.speaking, the theory of investment produces high output also applies to the Olympics Games, an article in the Beijing News read, pointing to reports out of the UK that as much as A$666 million had been spent on Great Britain Olympic efforts.As well as their lowest gold medals tally (26) since Atlanta in 1996, when Jiang Zemin was president, China were also left smarting on a couple of occasions.Australia rebuffed China demand for an apology after Mack Horton called swimming rival Sun Yang a cheat an incident which prompted a furious response from Chinese media and web users.Later, China complained, but again to no avail, after the United States were allowed to re run their women 4x100m heat, knocking the Chinese team out of the event and eventually winning gold.Tellingly, China brought a large but youthful team with an average age of 24, the lowest of the last three Olympics.Of the 410 athletes, the most China has ever taken to an Olympics away from home, 73 per cent were at their first Games, Liu said.It points to a rebuilding phase ahead of Tokyo, capital of China war time rival and former colonial power which still evokes bitter resentment among many Chinese. When these athletes are facing fierce competition and challenges, they have too much to think about and too many mental burdens and they didn play at their highest level. Won only one medal in swimming down from five in 2012 and two in badminton, after they swept all five titles in London.They remained dominant in table tennis and won seven gold medals in diving, but even there their rivals seemed to be closing the gap.In gymnastics, where China won four gold medals in London, they won none at all in Rio, prompting comments from the sport boss that China need to move with the times.remained trapped in a robotic style of training, FIG president Bruno Grandi told AFP.China silver lining came in the behaviour of their athletes, who unusually showed their human side and won new fans, at home and abroad, in the process.Swimmer Fu Yuanhui shone through with her warm personality and honesty, even to the extent of talking about her periods, while Qin Kai proposed to fellow diver He Zi as she stepped off the Olympic podium.Official media also made great play of China surprise win against Serbia in the women volleyball on Saturday.the Chinese need the fighting spirit of the women volleyball team more than ever, Xinhua said in an editorial.individuals, living in a time of drastic change with both opportunities and challenges, one needs the spirit to go sure footed and step by step to reach afar.