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Bitter sweet acrobatics childhood

People's Daily Online)  08:08, August 01, 2013  

Xiuhua practices in the exercise room. (Chinanews/Wang Dongming)

When other girls at her age still play in the arms of their parents, Xiuhua, 7, has already spent a year in Acrobatic Troupe of Fujian province. Xiuhua is from Hunan province and is the youngest child in the troupe. Her parents had to leave her after sending her to the troupe a year ago. Xiuhua thus learned to take care herself independently. During the training, Xiuhua sometimes had to suffer the unbearable pains. She never cried out but bore it with silent tears. Some people may think that it's too hard for a little child. However, Xiuhua believes every effort deserves.

Acrobatic Troupe of Fujian was founded in 1956. During half a century, it has won 10 international gold medals and more than 60 national gold medals.

Edited and translated by Huang Jin, People's Daily Online

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(Editor:HuangJin、Gao Yinan)


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