Facial appearances of Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui becomes a web sensation

fu yuanhuiAmerica’s Olympic athletes are great, but there is a special spot in our hearts for Fu Yuanhui. The 20 year old Chinese swimmer catapulted to Olympic fame when she discovered on air that she placed third not fourth in the women’s 100-meter backstroke semi-finals, which meant she’d qualified to compete in the final.

“Whoooaah! I was so fast!” she told the interviewer. “I didn’t hold back, I used all of my mystic energy!” She finished on tie for a bronze medal because, somewhere in the world, there is good for such adorable athlete. Fu Yuanhui’s wonderful expressions have nearly crashed social media. Since her photos, fun moment videos and animated gif images are shared all around. She has been loved by everyone around the world, not only Chinese.

When Chinese actor Jia Nailiang produced an imitation of Fu Yuanhui, it went viral. The site Shanghaiist has brought out many of her emojis. Fu Yuanhui ended up becoming the first Chinese Olympian to win a medal in the backstroke, winning a bronze medal on Tuesday. After the race, she seemed anything but disappointed. “What?!” asked the 20-year-old Fu. “I came in third? I didn’t know!”


Fu Yuanhui’s swimming career has had its difficulties. She finished eighth in the 100-metre backstroke at the London Olympics in 2012. Fu had a ready explanation about why she couldn’t top third place on Tuesday. Her arms, she said, were “too short.”

Early experience

Fu Yuanhui was not born in sports family but accidentally she took the road of professional sports. Her mother was a hotel employee and her father is a transportation company staff.
Fu Yuanhui was 5 years old when her father sent her to Hangzhou Chenjinglun sports school to practice swimming. Initially, Fu Yuanhui did not want to go to practice swimming and professional way, but her parents wanted to enhance her physical fitness through swimming exercises, reducing the number of her asthma relapse. However, she did not think that swimming would be a part of her life and soon entered the Hangzhou swimming team.

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Sports career

August 2011, Fu Yuanhui, won the women’s 100m backstroke silver medal at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. In September, she won the National Swimming Championships. In Seven Cities meeting in October, the Fu Yuanhui get 100-meter backstroke.

April 2012 In Olympic selection of new women’s 100m backstroke final match held in Shaoxing in Fu Yuanhui 99.59 seconds to score to win the championship. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she competed in the Women’s 100 metre backstroke. She finished in 8th place in the heats and qualified for the semi-finals. She won the 50-metre backstroke at the World Aquatics Championship in 2015 and helped China win the 4×100 metre medley.

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April 2013, the National Swimming Championship,

Fu Yuanhui competed in the 50m and 100m backstroke are all win. August 2, morning, the Barcelona World Swimming Championships in the women’s 50m backstroke final, Fu Yuanhui won the silver medal with 27.39 seconds. In the women’s 100-meter backstroke race, she swam 59.61 seconds and won the first five.

September 6, 2013, in the Twelfth National Games women’s 100 meters backstroke final, she played on behalf of Zhejiang Fu Yuanhui completed with 0.28 seconds advantage. Lectra senior sister apprentice Zhao Jing, domineering gold.

May 15, 2014, National Swimming Championships and Asian Games women’s 100 meters backstroke final trials held in Qingdao, Fu Yuanhui finished at 59.59 seconds and won the championship.

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September 23, 2014, Incheon Asian Games women’s 50-meter backstroke preliminaries, the representative of China Fu Yuanhui played to win the group. Followed by the finals, Fu Yuanhui finished in 27.66 seconds and easily won the gold medal. September 24, the Incheon Asian Games women’s 100m backstroke swimming final at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan started. Fu Yuanhui won scoring 95.59 seconds, following the 50 meters backstroke.

August 5, 2015, in Kazan, Russia, the 2015 World Swimming Championships, Fu Yuanhui won the women’s 100 meters backstroke in fourth place.

September 8, 2015, the third day of the National Swimming Championships preliminaries, women’s 200-meter freestyle preliminaries, Fu Yuanhui only ranked No. 11 missed the final.

August 8, 2016, in Rio Olympic Games women’s 100-meter backstroke semifinals, Fu Yuanhui scoring 58.95 seconds ranked third and reached final.

August 9, 2016, in Rio Olympic Games women’s 100 meters backstroke final, Fu Yuanhui finished at 76.58 seconds tied with Canadian swimmer for third place and won the bronze medal.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Fu Yuanhui won a bronze medal in the 100-metre backstroke, by tying for third place with Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse. Following this medal, her cheerful interviews made her very popular, moreover viral in internet world.