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Chinese Olympic Athletes Embrace Hair Craze


The first Chinese modern pentathlon haircut I've ever published.


So it turns out that pre-pubescent boys aren't the only ones in China who have embraced this "shaving Olympic logos into our heads" trend. Chinese Olympic competitors are also on board.

At some point this week (days hazy), I randomly ran into the famous Chinese modern pentathlete Qian Zhenhua in the street. He shook my hand. I asked him if I could take a picture of his hair. He faced me. I asked him if he could, you know, turn around, so I could take a photo of the good stuff. Well done, Qian.

By the way, Qian's progress in the sport is worth noting as you prepare for the modern pentathlon competition to begin. At 2000 in Sydney, he faulted in equestrian and finished dead last at the age of 20. In 2004, he placed 16th in Athens. In 2005, he became the first Asian to win a world title in the usually European-dominated sport of modern pentathlon.

"My victory demonstrates that Chinese athletes are able to make a mark in the world of modern pentathlon," he said following his victory, according to the Chinese press.

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 5, 2008; 5:29 PM ET
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Comments

That's an Olympic logo? I thought it was a butterfly.

Posted by: misschatter | August 6, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

double posting for the fun of it. (fixed?)

Posted by: misschatter | August 6, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

a charm?

Posted by: third time | August 6, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

eee

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

equestrian? did that take the place of fire breathing or spell casting?

you modern day athletes are soft.

Posted by: ancient pentathalon | August 6, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

equestrian? did that take the place of fire breathing or spell casting?

you modern day athletes are soft.

Posted by: ancient pentathalon | August 6, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

/i sounds creepy /i

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

sounds creepy

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Starbury's tattoo of his own logo on his head reign's supreme in this department.

Posted by: JDP | August 6, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

sounds creepy

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Someone's gotta fix that dude's fade....

Posted by: Ice Cube | August 6, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

36 hours of downtime and we get "comments comments"?

Posted by: Rob Iola | August 6, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

"days hazy"

jet lag + smog's really gettin' to ya, eh?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 6, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

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