The first competition in China where western nations were invited: Romania, Japan and Canada included.
A Friendly Gathering of Gymnasts: 1978 Shanghai International Gymnastics Friendship Invitation Tournament
Friendship first. Competition second.
Nadia was there. Elfie Schlegel.
Philip Delesalle showing Flair on Pommels.
It’s a typical Communist film of the era. Well edited. Airport arrivals. Banquet. Dancing. And a few competition highlights.
Google translates the video below as Melody of Beauty (Xinying 1978 Documentary).
Watch it on Youku, a Chinese video site.
Click PLAY or watch some Chinese highlights on YouTube.