980Chinese Swimmer Yuanhui Says She Has Her Periods After Coming Fourth In Rio; Becomes Star Online

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui has won praise online for speaking frankly about having her period while competing in Rio.

The 20-year-old explained frankly why she’d looked tired at the end of the 4×100-metre medley relay, where the Chinese team placed fourth.

“I didn’t swim well. It’s because I got my period yesterday. I’m not worthy of my team-mates,” she told a Chinese television presenter.

Her simple, honest explanation immediately went viral, sparking an avalanche of support for the bronze medallist on Chinese social media.

Watch her video here: