China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

China’s ‘mudslides,’ the goofy and flamboyant Olympic athletes who have won over Chinese social media, bring youthful verve to a normally staid team

N
icknamed "mudslides" by fans, young Olympic athletes from China — including the emoji-inspiring swimmer Fu Yuanhui, the marriage-proposing diver Qin Kai and the gold-shoe-wearing weightlifter Lyu Xiaojun — are giving the nation's team an energetic makeover.
7 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

More from SupChina

How does healthcare in the U.S. compare with China’s?
Chinese visitors to the U.S. are often shocked by the exorbitant bills and long waits at healthcare facilities, but China has its own set of problems. Read more
Mar 28, 2017
Wednesday, March 29
Religious performance
Mar 29, 2017