Eileen Gu, an American-Born Skier Who Sold Out to China, Wins Gold for Xi Jinping

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2022
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Eileen Gu, 18, was crowned the winner in the Olympics’ first-ever Big Air Freeski event after landing a double cork 1620 on Monday. In the daring event, skiers perform tricks in the air after shooting down a 60-foot-long ramp. 

Gu, who is estimated by the Beijing News to have earned $15 million in 2021, is currently the third-highest-paid female athlete in the world, trailing only tennis players Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. She has contracts with companies like Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, and Victoria’s Secret, and works as a supermodel when she’s not on the slopes. ...

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