Patriotic, privileged, perfect? A year after Eileen Gu became an online sensation in China, she is still generating discussions.
Chinese netizens are not just closely following the athletes, they are also paying more attention to the "atmosphere enliveners" at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Some feel that Eileen Gu's "it's literally free" comment shows how utterly unaware the American-born athlete is of her privileged position.
Eileen Gu and Beverly Zhu seem similar in many ways, but their Olympic journey in China turned out so differently.