While China may now be home to more obese children than anywhere else in the world, one Hangzhou kid is doing his part to combat the perception that Chinese children are all just spoiled, plump “little emperors.”
Photos have gone viral on the Chinese internet of 7-year-old Chen Yi, who sports the rippling eight-pack of a world-class athlete despite barely being out of kindergarten. Chen’s mom describes her son as an athletic prodigy who could do one-arm pull-ups at the age of two.
Seeing greatness in him, Chen was recruited by a local gymnastics school where he now undergoes intense physical training, only coming home on the weekends.
While some might argue that this is not the way a kid should spend his childhood, for Chen at least it has resulted in one sick set of abs. Over the weekend, he showed off his skills at a gymnastics competition in Hangzhou, winning six gold medals and one silver one.
Though this kid apparently does has some competition for the title of China’s most ripped 7-year-old.
[Images via Sohu]
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