Olympic freestyle skier causes controversy by competing for China despite being born in US

Eileen Gu’s skills are performed at such speed that they are difficult to compute in real-time, as she sails 22ft in the air, twisting her body like a corkscrew while clutching the bottom of her ski.

Before each jump she closes her eyes and visualises her performance, imagining how each scene will play out.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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