The Adidas Track Classic took place over the weekend in Carson, California and just for the heck of it, I decided to check out the results and see if any athletes from track-and-field-challenged China popped up. The event is pretty heavy on U.S. athletes, and light on international participation. The only Chinese athlete who came in top 10 in anything was Gao Shuying, who came in 12th in the eventATW072101in the Beijing Olympics, andhttp://www.adidastrackclassic.com/events-results/womens-pole-vault/. But Gao’s best vault in California, 4.42 meters, isn’t good enough to make her a contender and at 30, she’ll be too old for London in 2012. So China’s quest for Olympic medalists in track and field continues.
Tags: athletics, Gao Shuying, track and field