'Bad moments' in China training stint still plague ex-national gymnast Eileen Chai

Eileen Chai was nine when she trained in China for three years from the late 1980s to 1991.
Eileen Chai was nine when she trained in China for three years from the late 1980s to 1991.PHOTO: EILEEN CHAI

SINGAPORE - Nearly 30 years after her training stint in China, former national gymnast Eileen Chai still remembers the fear of making a wrong move and being punished.

So vividly, that the 42-year-old broke down in tears while recounting her experience to The Straits Times recently.

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