A video sparked the debate. It shows Eileen Gu opening a large cardboard box in her room, pulling out her uniforms for the Chinese ski freestyle team: jackets, hoodies, gloves, caps. Together with China’s freestyle coach Jaime Melton, she celebrates the fitting like on a catwalk – and posts it on Instagram and Douyin, the Chinese TikTok sister. The clothing is sponsored by Anta, a manufacturer that is considered patriotic (China.Table reported). “We got our Olympic gear today & I wanted to let u all know that we’re the best runway models in the Olympic village,” Gu wrote about the video on Instagram.
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