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‘Pick a Side’: Eileen Gu Has Many U.S. Critics for Choosing China

  • Gu faces right-wing backlash in U.S. for representing China
  • In China, her wins have made her the face of the Winter Games
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Chinese Skier Eileen Gu’s Winter Olympics Journey
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Freestyle skier Eileen Gu won a second gold medal at the Beijing Olympics on Friday, further cementing her position as a sporting hero in China, the country she represents. In the U.S., where the 18-year-old was born, opinions are considerably more mixed. 

Gu came first in the freeski halfpipe competition, bringing her total haul to three Olympic medals -- two gold and one silver.