Eileen Gu of China wins first place in the women's freeski slopestyle final at the 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championship at Buttermilk Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado in March. Photo: AFP
Eileen Gu of China wins first place in the women's freeski slopestyle final at the 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championship at Buttermilk Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado in March. Photo: AFP

Why Chinese-American skier Eileen Gu embraces being ‘a mixed kid’ and how she intends to empower her generation’s women

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Eileen Gu of China wins first place in the women's freeski slopestyle final at the 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championship at Buttermilk Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado in March. Photo: AFP
Eileen Gu of China wins first place in the women's freeski slopestyle final at the 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championship at Buttermilk Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado in March. Photo: AFP
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