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Why Olympic Champion loses gold at national games

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Sun Fuming(left) and Yan Sirui(right), from People.com.cn)

The media's interests not only lie in Shenzhou VI, China's second manned spacecraft, but also the 10th National Games (NG). The game is hold in Jiangsu province, and becomes the focus of media (especially sports news) from last month. Beijing 2008 Olympic makes the game even promising, but more and more scandals release as well as new world records are created.

Most newspapers today have thorough reports on Sun Fuming, China's world-class judo competitor who 'lost' gold medal at the 10th National Games. Sun, who won Olympic gold at 1996 Atlanta Games in women's over 72kg event, upset all the audience as she incredibly lost on ippon in less than half a minute at women's over 78kg judo final, gifting her former provincial teammate Yan Sirui an easy title.

Sun felt so sad after the competition, "Whenever the coach sends me a hint with eyes, I'll get to know what he tells me to do. So did this time," said Sun. Her coach, Liu Yongfu, who has prestige for training some Olympic champions for China, ordered sun to give up the gold. Liu seems very rude to the journalists, "It is not a news already, they (Sun and Yan) come from the same team, so it will not make differences whoever won the gold. Sun is injured, what I did is trying to protect her, do you journalists want to know what she suffers from? gynecological deseases! "

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