Wang Tiejun, 'Sweat Makes Champions' 2017 Editions print


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World Press Photo Foundation Editions offers visual journalism fans a chance to own and display work from their favorite prize-winning photographers.

This photo by Chinese photographer Wang Tiejun shows students of a gymnastics school in Xuzhou, China, doing toe-pressure training for 30 minutes in the afternoon.

There are over 2,000 sports schools in China, which have produced 95 percent of the country’s Olympians. Training is intense, and in today’s China fewer parents are willing to let their children endure such gruelling routines. Some schools have closed, while others are adjusting the way they work.


  • 40 x 60 cm
  • Museum-grade archival paper*
  • Printed by Canon
  • Limited edition of 10
  • Each print comes with a numbered label signed by the photographer
  • Includes Editions certificate of authenticity

The photographer has kindly offered to donate all proceeds from the sale of this image to the World Press Photo foundation's education programs.

*Printed on Canon Inkjet ipf8400 with Océ IJM255 Satin 240 g/m2 paper.

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