Does anyone remember how Team China simply couldn't hit the mark in the late '80s and '90s? Forget Yang Bo being unable to land a dismount or the team's inability to find leotards that fit. Who shows up to the 1992 Worlds and Olympics doing a floor routine to Sleigh Ride? Lu Li was riding to grandma's house and an Olympic gold medal while being mightily ready for Christmas morning at all times. This was Margaret Thatcher's favorite routine of the games.
And the team didn't get better in a hurry. Let's not forget Mo Huilan's Yellow River meets Funky Chicken in Atlanta. As always, she carried her country's tradition of giving away multiple gold medals at those Olympic Games.