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China grapples with the failure to meet expectations for another massive gold-medal haul at the Rio Olympics

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
hina has won 16 gold medals through the first 10 days of the 2016 Olympics, though state media anticipated the country would bring home 30 to 36. The shortage may also cause China to finish behind its longtime rival, Great Britain.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.