Shuai Jiao photographs


Something I failed to mention is that in my first week of training the Xin Zhou news found me and took some photos of me and interviewed me. It wasnt much of an interview as I didn’t speak Mandarin, they didn’t speak English and they couldn’t think of any questions to ask me. A few days later a big poster was put up in the juniors gym with pictures of me wrestling. I had a mixture of embarrassment and also I was very touched.

Here are the photos of me training with one of the junior wrestlers, The young man is much lighter than me but when ever I would get a hold of his leg he would just jump in the air and balance on me. It was incredibly tiring and not as easy to counter as I would have thought.

I am the tall, sweaty red one just in case you didn’t know

Above is Coach Ma showing me a throw

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