Chinese swimming sensation Fu Yuanhui has earned plaudits back home for breaking the sporting taboo of discussing menstruation. Fu, whose theatrical post-race interviews have transformed her into a national hero in Chinamade her remarks on Sunday after her team came in fourth place in the 4xm medley relay.
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Asked whether she was suffering from stomach pains, the year-old swimmer said her period had started the previous day. Chinese sports fans used social media to praise Naked chick tan lines for breaking the silence surrounding the menstrual cycles of female athletes. Many said they had not realised it was possible for a woman to swim during her period. A third fan wrote: Fu Yuanhui is awesome!
Fu, who won a bronze medal in the m backstroke but is better known for her hilarious, over-the-top interviewshas proved a bright spot in a so far disappointing Olympics for China, whose athletes have claimed fewer gold medals than anticipated. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Rio Reuse this content.
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