1978 Gymnastics competition in China

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.

Nadia in China 1978

Click PLAY or watch some Chinese highlights on YouTube.