Watching the Olympic games this summer we can get an impression that China was always a top performer.
However, till the early eighties, China was not participating in the games at all. So how did China perform all this years? Was it really always a champion?
In 1988 China got out of the Summer games in Seoul with the petty 11th place, not even hitting the top ten list.
Just in four years, China was able to make a giant leap and place itself as the number four on the 1992 Summer games in Barcelona
It stayed on this line for four more years, until in 2000, in Sydney it finally got into prize three as a bronze finalist of the Summer Olympics. Ahead there were two tough competitors - the ever winning leaders: USA and Russia
But just in four more years the People Republic of China made something they even couldn’t dream about just ten years ago. They moved Russia one line down and won the second prize!
And then Olympic committee ruled to have the next games placed directly in Beijin, the capital of Chinese people. Couldn’t the people of the glorious nation fail in such a position? No they couldn’t and they didn’t winning first time ever top first line of the Olympic charts in 2008, just four years ago.
And it looks like this year it would be again the year of China, with USA pressing at their back and Russia somewhere down the list.
This kind of progression looks impressive, isn’t it?