A California, US Born Zhu Yi a Chinese Skater falls in the Ice Skater competition in Olympics, and video started circulation on the Internet. She got backslash from Chinese people for not performing for country.
Watch Chinese Skater Zhu Yi ‘s actual Fall Video and know about the controversy.
What is Zhu Yi Fall controversy?
Zhu Yi who is US-born Chinese Ice Skater is just 19 years old and wanted to prove to her Chinese citizens about her performance. But, she eventually fall during Ice Skating and finished last in the women’s short program team event on Sunday.
On Weibo which is Twitter-like app in China, the hashtag “Zhu Yi Has Fallen” started trending and the video gained 200 million views in just a few hours. Chinese people trolled her and backslashed her saying why US Born athletes chose to perform for China instead of Chinese athletes. But, in the evening, the hashtag was censored on Weibo.
What did Zhu Yi say about her performance?
After the Zhu Yi incident, China fell its ranking from 3rd position to 5th.
Zhu was seen wiping her tears and said, “I’m upset and a little embarrassed. I guess I felt a lot of pressure because I know everybody in China was pretty surprised with the selection for ladies’ singles and I just really wanted to show them what I was able to do but unfortunately I didn’t.”
Watch Chinese Ice Skater Zhu Yi fall Video
Zhu Yi had Pressure to Perform
Chinese athletes face huge pressure to get results at the Olympics, with medal counts long touted by the Chinese government as a sign of national strength. In the past, many have faced a backlash for poor performances.Zhu is among at least a dozen foreign-born athletes recruited by China in recent years in an attempt to bolster its medal count at the Winter Olympics. But the attack against her also highlights the pressure these naturalized athletes face to compete under the Chinese flag.Born in Los Angeles to a Chinese immigrant family, Zhu decided to compete for China in 2018 and gave up her American citizenship. She also changed her name from Beverly Zhu to Zhu Yi.But she has faced criticism in China for not being able to speak fluent Chinese.”Please let her learn Chinese first, before she talks about patriotism,” a Weibo user said on Sunday.Others have taken aim at her allegedly privileged background and family ties. Zhu’s father, Zhu Songchun, is an award-winning artificial intelligence scientist. He joined Peking University from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2020.The attack on Zhu stands in stark contrast to the huge popularity of California-born Eileen Gu, a freestyle skiing prodigy who is also competing for China.
The 18-year-old has charmed the Chinese public with her fluent Mandarin and familiarity with Chinese culture, having grown up spending summer holidays in Beijing. She has become China’s unofficial face of the Winter Olympics, featuring heavily in state media coverage to promote winter sports, as well as advertisements for Chinese brands.Gu is due to make her Olympic debut in the women’s freeski big air qualifications on Monday morning. On Weibo, where Gu has 1.9 million followers, the hashtag “Eileen Gu’s first show” is trending on Sunday night with more than 300 million views.
About Zhu Yi
Zhu Yi or Beverly Zhu (Chinese: 朱易 ; conceived September 19, 2002) is a Chinese-American professional skater who addresses China in women’s singles. On the lesser level, she is the 2019 Sofia Trophy bronze medalist. She won the 2018 U.S. public amateur title prior to changing to addressing China globally.
Zhu began skating at 7 years of age after her mom’s companion’s little girl began examples. She barely missed meeting all requirements to the U.S. Public Championships two years straight from 2016 to 2017 subsequent to completing fifth at Sectionals the two seasons.
Zhu put second at the 2018-19 Pacific Coast Sectionals to meet all requirements to the U.S. Public Championships interestingly. She won the amateur title in her Nationals debut at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships with a record score of 167.69 places.
Zhu changed to addressing her folks’ local nation of China in September 2018 as a component of the country’s “Morning Road” drive to enroll top competitors paving the way to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She prepared with five Chinese ice artists in a gathering drove by Chen Lu and five unfamiliar mentors up through December. Zhu put fourth at the 2019 Chinese Figure Skating Championships in Harbin toward the finish of December. In February, she contended at the Sofia Trophy, where she won the bronze award.
Zhu was doled out to her first Grand Prix occasion, 2019 Cup of China, where she completed 11th. She then, at that point, set thirteenth at 2019 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb.