The winning of a gold medal by 26-year-old Tibetan, Shelok Dolma , is good for the image of the Tibetans and for China. With her victory Dolma has shown how competitive Tibetans are in challenges to succeed in life. And for China this shows at least in sports it appears Tibetans are being offered an equal opportunity to compete. Phayul.com reported on Sept. 21, 2013, "Tibetan woman wins gold at 12th China national games."
Shelok Dolma clinched a gold medal in the Women’s 63kg wrestling event at the 12th National Games of China which were held in Shenyang city. Dolma, who is from Kongpo Nyingtri, won a gold medal in Women’s 63kg wrestling, therefore becoming the first person from Tibet to win the title. In 2011, Dolma had won a gold medal for China in the Women's Freestyle Wrestling 67 kg class at the World Wrestling Championship, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Dolma, who was born to a humble family, was selected into the Chinese national wrestling team in 2010. Another Tibetan, 21-year-old Tsomo Kyi, also won a gold medal in the Chinese national games setting a new record of 31 minutes and 55 seconds in the 10,000 metre race at the same event. China clearly has a lot to gain from policies which nurture the talents of the Tibetans.