He Kexin returns to the Olympic Games this year following her gold medal performance in Beijing in 2008. He Kexin tied with USA’s Nastia Liukin for gold but tie breaking rules allowed Kexin to wear the gold medal, with Liukin taking the silver. At the 2011 World Championships , the reigning Olympic Champion failed to qualify for the Uneven Bar final, finishing a disastrous 80th of 191 gymnasts on Uneven Bars in qualification. In Tokyo she performed a bar routine with a D score of 6.7 and E score of 6.033.
With Gabrielle Douglas on the scene scoring mid to high 15′s on bars, Viktoria Komova and Beth Tweddle with a 7.0 start value, does He Kexin have what it takes to earn a place on the Olympic Uneven Bars podium in London?
This video from the 2012 Chinese Nationals certainly makes it look so, scoring a 15.650. Leave a comment with your thoughts below.