Well if she dosn't want to be controled by the federation I believe she can chose out. It's not like the old days in china that if you disoby the party, the file will follow entire your life, the party will make sure you don't have any other career. She still can make decent living out of skating these days. You gain some (the goverment offer you an oppotunity, in this case as a pair figure skater, to become elite in society), if you want be kept in team then you have to follow the rules, you lost some (in this case the weight).Originally Posted by soogar
To be honest her weight dosn't bother me so much as most of you. I used to be just like her that skinny (160cm, 42kg about 90pounds), I never lost my menstrual cycle, until I pregnant. My daughter is another story, she was born and brought up here. I guess the food here (the milk and meat) contains more chemicals, most girls I know from asian family have their menstrual cycle much more earlier than their parents who were born/brought up in china. I used to look at her with critical eyes about her weight, compare her to mine own at the same age, although she is perfect fine under US standard and maybe at the lower end of weight chart at her age group. She, like a lot of you, is constantly bothered by Pang and Ding weight. I guess different grown up enviroment will influence your view of weight. Had you been to the streets at big city in china, such as ShangHai and GuangChu, you probably would not be in such a shock by Pang's skinny look.
As for chinese federation go to south to recruiting the figure skater there, I guess they just started the program. I read that they've built up an in house rink (the national trainning center) at south part of chine KungMig, and maybe other south city as well, I heard LuChen started a skating schoole in one of these rink. But before that I don't think there is any in house rink in south part of china, namely south of PeiKing. That means there is no local skating club or the program in local sport school in southern part of china, the federation can't just blindly recruit the national team out of someone never put the skates on their whole life. But they do with diving athleters and some other sports though, the local sport schools which having the diving program choose the kids in public school that they thought having good body condition for diving trainning.