China rigorously trains about 300,000 children in their sports academies across
the country. The future champions are scouted at a very young age by recruiters,
which is followed by intensive training in gymnastics, table tennis,
The day starts about 6am and finishes about 9pm after a day completely
dedicated to training and studies. Inspired by the Soviet model, these centers
allow the Empire to accumulate more than 1,600 medals in different
international competitions since 1949.