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Swimmer Fu Yuanhui becomes a hit on social media

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

08-09-2016 15:50 BJT

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Fu Yuanhui earned a bronze in the women’s 100 meters swimming in Rio. And the swimmer gaining notoriety not just for her performance in the pool, but her animated out of the water.

Fu has been quite boisterous in her post race interviews, and even mentioned that she has been using prehistoric powers in Rio.

She has been a hit on social media, as a result of her eccentric personality, and exaggerated facial expressions. Her online profile has grown considerably, as she went from 100,000 followers on her Weibo account to more than 2.7 million in just two days.

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