Despite making her intentions known in 2019, freestyle ski star Eileen Gu’s decision to compete for China at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics still continues to spark heated discussions online. Fellow athletes in the sport have been asking the 18-year-old why she decided to represent a country accused of human rights abuse, reported the New York Post. Born to an American father and Chinese mother in San Francisco, Gu last represented the United States at 16, when she earned her first World Cup victory at Seiser Alm Slopestyle in 2019.

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