BEIJING (ANP) – Freestyle skier Eileen Gu is attracting more attention from her home country of the United States and China after her historic Olympic victory, for which she is now competing at 18 years old. His outstanding achievements, winning Olympic medals at three different freestyle skiing events (two gold and one silver) were hailed, but his choice for China also angered the United States.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Guinea’s Congratulations on Twitter Canadian skier Casey Sharp, who won a silver medal in the semifinals behind Gu on Friday, called the youngsters “a machine.” “She’s already doing weird tricks that no one else does. I feel like she still has a lot of room to grow and develop the game.”
In China, Gu has become the face of these games. The state media praises him. The Chinese version of Twitter, Weibo, has been the most talked about topic since he won his first gold medal a week ago. It’s about everything from her sleeping table to her favorite snack.
Xu Yiming, an 18-year-old Chinese skier and Olympic champion, says he is proud of Kuwait. “We worked so hard for this. We dreamed of this moment. Now we’re both done it. I’m so happy for ourselves.”
Meanwhile, there are Americans who call Qin China’s choice “thankless” and “shameful.” She is also called a traitor. Photoshopped pictures of Ku skiing in the mountains of Dollar have been circulating on social media with slogans such as “I chose China for money”. Gu talks about “racist America” on Twitter.
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