"One of the girls has a missing tooth," Karolyi told the Tribune, suggesting she had lost a baby tooth and did not yet have an adult replacement. "I have no proof, so I can't make an affirmation."
A photo of gymnast Deng Linlin, who is on record as being 16 years old, shows a wide gap in her teeth. To be eligible for the Games, the gymnasts must turn 16 this year, the Tribune reported.....
Another gymnast, Yang Yilin, whose passport says she will turn 16 at the end of the month, said, "It's unreasonable for people to think I'm too young." She will compete in the all-around final on Friday.
According to some official records, gymnast He Kexin was listed as 14 this year, but now is listed as 16. At a news conference, a reporter asked her how she had celebrated her 15th birthday.
She paused for a long time before replying it had been "an ordinary day" with her teammates, the Tribune reported.
I have to say I am not shocked. I just wonder if their citizens are?