A photo posted by Zhu Xueying, an Olympic champion for China, appears to show a significant blemish on her gold medal. Photo: Weibo A photo posted by Zhu Xueying, an Olympic champion for China, appears to show a significant blemish on her gold medal. Photo: Weibo
A photo posted by Zhu Xueying, an Olympic champion for China, appears to show a significant blemish on her gold medal. Photo: Weibo

Tokyo Olympics: Two Chinese champions claim their gold medals are peeling

  • The Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers said any peeling was probably a protective coating coming off and it wouldn’t affect the medal’s quality
  • A trampoline champion and a swimming champion made similar claims about peeling gold medals

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
A photo posted by Zhu Xueying, an Olympic champion for China, appears to show a significant blemish on her gold medal. Photo: Weibo A photo posted by Zhu Xueying, an Olympic champion for China, appears to show a significant blemish on her gold medal. Photo: Weibo
A photo posted by Zhu Xueying, an Olympic champion for China, appears to show a significant blemish on her gold medal. Photo: Weibo
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