China’s Eileen Gu waves to the cameras after competing in the women's half-pipe skiing qualifiers at the US Grand Prix and World Cup in March. Photo: AP
China’s Eileen Gu waves to the cameras after competing in the women's half-pipe skiing qualifiers at the US Grand Prix and World Cup in March. Photo: AP

Beijing 2022 Olympics: Eileen Gu reflects on swapping US for China, from receiving death threats to inspiring a new generation

  • Teen recalls making ‘biggest decision’ to compete for China two years ago and thanks both parties for supporting her
  • Gu overcame online trolls and own insecurities to emerge as spearhead for country’s 300 million people on snow pledge

China’s Eileen Gu waves to the cameras after competing in the women's half-pipe skiing qualifiers at the US Grand Prix and World Cup in March. Photo: AP
China’s Eileen Gu waves to the cameras after competing in the women's half-pipe skiing qualifiers at the US Grand Prix and World Cup in March. Photo: AP
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