After investing a fortune to grow its rowing program because that sport is rich with gold-medal opportunities, the Chinese watched two medal chances vanish here last weekend.
But not on the water - on paper.
The Chinese rower Zhang Liang was disqualified in the men's double sculls event after he failed to show up for his men's single sculls race Saturday. The double sculls event, in which Zhang was supposed to row with his teammate Su Hui, was held later in the day. The race went off without them.