Former Chinese gymnastics champion on the street doing handstands and singing for money

Former Chinese gymnastics champion on the street doing handstands and singing for money




A decade ago, former gymnastics master Zhang Shangwu’s plight shocked China and made headlines around the world when he was spotted begging in Beijing, prompting one of the richest men in the country to give him a job. Zhang was jailed for theft after his gymnastics career ended by injury. After another stay in prison, Zhang lives on the street again, doing handstands and singing for a live online audience in a parking lot in….

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A decade ago, former gymnastics master Zhang Shangwu’s plight shocked China and made headlines around the world when he was spotted begging in Beijing, prompting one of the richest men in the country to give him a job. Zhang was jailed for theft after his gymnastics career ended by injury. After another stay in prison, Zhang lives on the street again, doing handstands and singing for a live online audience in a parking lot in….

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