Amidst all the super-human seriousness of competition at the Rio Olympics pool, China’s Fu Yuanhui has brought levity and humanity to proceedings.
With her unabashed exuberence and countless adorable facial expressions, she has won the hearts of Chinese fans and now swimming fans the world over – a reminder that excellence is not always about winning and games should be fun.
Check out Fu Yuanhui’s glorious reaction when she is told that she’s won a bronze medal (at about 1:05); she really had no idea… And then keep watching as her famed ‘mystical powers’ desert her when she walks off with a leg cramp.
But this is nothing new for the bubbly 20-year-old. Check out Fu’s full repertoire of facial freak-outs in this video of her best bits, including the other Olympic pool-side interview this week that made her an instant global sensation: