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China’s celebration of Fu Yuanhui, an ‘adorkable’ Olympic swimming star, shows a shift away from the old ‘go gold or go home’ mentality

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
u Yuanhui's performance out of the pool emerged as one of the biggest stories of the Rio Olympics, where the Chinese athlete's candor made headlines around the world.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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