Feb 10, 2022 05:50 AM

Trending in China: Eileen Gu Wins Gold on Social Media

Eileen Gu
Eileen Gu

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Eileen Gu, a U.S.-born Chinese skier, became a national sensation after she won a gold medal Tuesday in the women’s freestyle skiing big air event at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Known as Gu Ailing in China, the 18-year-old has earned overwhelming praise on Chinese social media for her victory, with many compliments paid for her self-confidence and the family education she received. However, there are also a few foreign comments about why the teenager was born and trained in the U.S. but is representing China in her first Olympics.

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