Shanghai grannies knit love and pride into Olympic bouquets

Around 150 pensioners in China have spent the past three months painstakingly crocheting wool-yarn roses that will become the centrepieces of the medallists' posies at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Shanghai grannies knit love and pride into Olympic bouquets

When Olympic champions at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games are handed their customary bouquets on the medal stand, no one will be prouder than Shanghai pensioner Mou Guoying.

She and around 150 others -- mostly elderly women -- have spent the past three months painstakingly crocheting the wool-yarn roses that will become the centrepieces of the medallists' posies.