Maggie MacNeil, of Canada, leaves the pool after winning the women's 100m butterfly final at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE Maggie MacNeil, of Canada, leaves the pool after winning the women's 100m butterfly final at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
Maggie MacNeil, of Canada, leaves the pool after winning the women's 100m butterfly final at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE

Tokyo Olympics: Adopted from China, Canada’s Maggie MacNeil wins gold and Chinese social media laments its one-child policy

  • The 21-year-old’s victory in the 100m butterfly forces introspection given she was abandoned by her biological parents as a baby
  • Netizens lament the circumstances that forced the swimming star out of her birth nation, but are full of praise for those who raised and trained her

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Maggie MacNeil, of Canada, leaves the pool after winning the women's 100m butterfly final at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE Maggie MacNeil, of Canada, leaves the pool after winning the women's 100m butterfly final at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
Maggie MacNeil, of Canada, leaves the pool after winning the women's 100m butterfly final at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
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