Praise for Eileen Gu breaks Chinese social media


Gu waving after competing in the women’s freestyle skiing big air finals of the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Feb 8, 2022, in Beijing. As Gu won her gold medal in the Big Air competition on Feb 8, praise for the San Franciscan quite literally overwhelmed the Chinese Internet. — AP

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Two American-born athletes competing for China. Two radically different reactions from Chinese social media to their performances at the Winter Olympics.

As freestyle skier Eileen Gu won her gold medal in the Big Air competition on Feb 8, praise for the San Franciscan quite literally overwhelmed the Chinese Internet.

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