US-born Chinese figure skater Zhu Yi, who four years ago kicked the US to the curb, was ousted in China on Sunday after a disastrous performance at the Olympics. Winter is celebrated in Beijing.
Zhu finished with the lowest score of the day in the women’s short program team event after she regularly suffered two jumps and one fall.
Former Beverly Zhu, 19, was the subject of ridicule on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, according to South China Morning Post.
“What a shame about Zhu Yi,” one comment read.
“Zhu Yi, your performance is ridiculous!” another user said. “How dare you skate because China? You can’t even hold a candle to an amateur! ”
“This is a disgrace,” said another.
“Many people question why Zhu, an American-born figure skater, was chosen to represent China at the price of a domestic-born athlete.”
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Humans can be so cruel. There are 2 rules in life — one is to treat others as you would like to be treated.#ZhuYi doesn’t deserve to be bullied for something as pointless as a fall. She & will always be Chinese, no matter where she was born.https://t.co/DIqIo8c2XM
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Although the hashtag “Zhu Yi has fallen” was popular, it was soon censorship and disappeared.
Zhu was born in Los Angeles and in 2018 she give up her US citizenship and her American name to compete for China.
Her performance is a factor in China fell to fifth in the team standings.
“I was annoyed and a little embarrassed,” Zhu said after her routine.
“I guess I feel a lot of pressure because I know people in China are quite surprised by the selection of women’s singles and I just really wanted to show them what I can do, but Unfortunately I didn’t make it,” she said.
Zhu’s choice raised some eyebrows because she still can’t speak fluent Chinese.
Her father, Zhu Songchun, is an artificial intelligence scientist who was recruited from UCLA in 2020 to join Peking University.
Chinese figure skater Jin Boyang gave a positive word, according to Daily mail.
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“Zhu is a girl who works hard and shouldn’t be blamed for her first performance on the Olympic stage, whether it’s good or bad,” he said.
“I completely understand her position. I was there too. She is under great pressure to be China’s last performer in the team event short program and the only skater in women’s figure skating, especially after she was chosen before the other two girls,” he said.
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