These kids are being bent into shape to bring home some gold for China in future Olympics. Pretty hardcore in my opinion.

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A teacher (R) helps a student to stretch during a physical training session in Peking Opera at an art school affliated to Shenyang Normal University in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 3, 2011. The art school's Peking Opera department has more than 200 students aged 4 to 17-years-old. Students are required to complete 12 years of training before they are able to take the national college entrance examination to attend art colleges, according to local media. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Training For The 2020 Olympics

Students practise physical skills of Peking Opera at an art school affliated to Shenyang Normal University in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 3, 2011. The art school's Peking Opera department has more than 200 students aged 4 to 17-years-old. Students are required to complete 12 years of training before they are able to take the national college entrance examination to attend art colleges, according to local media. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A student (top) helps his schoolmate stretch during a physical training session in Peking Opera at an art school affliated to Shenyang Normal University in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 3, 2011. The art school's Peking Opera department has more than 200 students aged 4 to 17-years-old. Students are required to complete 12 years of training before they are able to take the national college entrance examination to attend art colleges, according to local media. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Training For The 2020 Olympics

Young gymnasts take part in a training session for four to seven-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/Stringer

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A young gymnast takes part in a training session for four to seven-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/Stringer

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A young gymnast takes part in a training session for four to seven-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. The Chinese characters read practice hard. REUTERS/Stringer

Training For The 2020 Olympics

Young gymnasts take part in a training session for four to seven-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/Stringer

Training For The 2020 Olympics

Young gymnasts, in a class consisting of four to seven-year-olds, stretch themselves on wooden bars at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E68G1INO01

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A young gymnast jumps off a bar during a training session for four to seven-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/Stringer

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A young gymnast hangs on a bar during a training session for four to seven-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/Stringer

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A boy hangs from gymnastic rings while attending a gymnastics class for children aged between seven and ten at the Shichahai Sports School in Beijing August 18, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/David Gray

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A coach stretches a young gymnast during a training session for four to seven-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/Stringer

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A boy hangs from gymnastics rings while attending a gymnastics class for children aged between seven and ten at the Shichahai Sports School in Beijing August 18, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal.
REUTERS/David Gray

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A boy is assisted by a coach as he attends a gymnastics class for children aged between seven and ten at the Shichahai Sports School in Beijing August 18, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/David Gray

Training For The 2020 Olympics

Boys stretch in a gymnastics class for children aged between seven and ten at the Shichahai Sports School in Beijing August 18, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/David Gray

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A boy tries to grab a gymnastics ring during a gymnastics class for children aged between seven and ten at the Shichahai Sports School in Beijing August 18, 2010. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age cheat scandal that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal. REUTERS/David Gray

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A student attends a gymnastics class at a youth recreation centre in Shenyang, Liaoning province, September 12, 2010. More than 30 students, mostly aged between 6 and 14, take part in dancing lessons at this centre during weekends, local media reported. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Training For The 2020 Olympics

A coach gives instructions to children during a gymnastics class at a youth recreation centre in Shenyang, Liaoning province, September 12, 2010. More than 30 students, mostly aged between 6 and 14, take part in dancing lessons at this centre during weekends, local media reported. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Nov 07, 2011