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China's secret Olympics weapon - headless gymnasts

They are some of the strongest, talented and flexible athletes at the Olympic Games — and they are calling Lisburn home for the next few weeks.

The Chinese gymnastic team has based its training camp in the Co Antrim city’s Salto Gymnastics Club in preparation for the London games.

A selection of athletes put on a dazzling display across a variety of disciplines in anticipation of possible medal success.

Both the men’s and women’s teams are fine-tuning their skills before moving to London in search of medals glory.

Among those showing off their skills was 20-year-old Deng Linlin — a multiple medal winner in her time as a world-class gymnast and gold medal winner at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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