Rio Olympics' Most Lovable Athlete Declares That She Is Single And Looking For A Boyfriend
Look alive, gentlemen. Fu Yuanhui a.k.a. the most lovable athlete from the Rio Olympics has just declared that she is single and on the lookout for a boyfriend!
In fact, the 20-year-old swimmer - who won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics - revealed that she has been unattached her entire life as she hasn't found the right guy
"There’s no appropriate candidate in our [swimming] team, and even the most handsome guys have become my brothers as we train together," she explained during an appearance in Zhejiang TV show 'Champion Fun' on 16 August.
So, what is she looking for in a boyfriend? For starters, it helps if he's "mature" and share common interests with the quirky lady
“I feel people the same age as me are not mature enough. But I don’t have enough interests in common with my older teammates,” she told Beijing Youth Daily.
Fu Yuanhui shot to fame as the world's Olympics darling when photos and videos of her animated expressions and happy-go-lucky interviews went viral on social media
Later, she would gain even more fans in her home country and all over the world when she candidly broke taboo on live TV, revealing that she was on her period which affected her performance in the 4x100 medley relay
"I feel like I didn’t swim very well today and I want to apologise to my teammates for that," Yuanhui told a China Central TV reporter.
When the reporter then commented that Yuanhui seemed to have some stomach pain, she said, "Actually my period started last night, so I’m feeling pretty weak and really tired. But this isn’t an excuse. At the end of the day, I just didn’t swim very well."
She would later clarify that she is not the first Chinese athlete to publicly discuss her period with reporters.
“To be honest, my teammate Zhao Jing [former world champion of women’s 50 metre backstroke] discussed menstruation with reporters at other swimming events. But the Olympics has a much larger influence," she said.