01 Jul '11, 10am

90-year-old Chinese wins 3 gold medals at Senior Games

HOUSTON - GAO Rushan, a 90-year-old retired engineer from China, has pocketed three golds for table tennis at the US National Senior Games, which is underway in the US city of Houston. Gao, the second oldest at this year's National Senior Games, swept three table tennis gold medals for men's single, men's doubles and the mixed doubles. Gao, once an irrigation engineer in China, is now a citizen in Houston. He is also a gold medallist in local, national and international table tennis championships for his age group. He has about 100 medals to his name. 'I had thought of quitting playing table tennis at the age of ninety, but now I think I will continue to compete until I cannot compete any more,' said Gao. Besides winning honor for him, playing table tennis also benefits Gao's health. Gao said that back in 2001, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In 2006, he had a heart...

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