What is Eileen Gu nationality? Regarding her decision to represent China in the competition, Eileen has made a public statement, stating on Instagram that it was a “extremely tough decision” for her to make. She added, I am equally proud of my American upbringings as I am of my background.”
Eileen Gu made the decision to compete for China in 2019, she has not renounce her U.S citizenship but it seems she has naturalised for her ancestry country, China.
Eileen Feng Gu is a Freestyle skier and model who was born on September 3, 2003 in San Francisco, California, to an American father and Yan Gu, a first-generation Chinese immigrant.
Eileen Gu is also known by her Chinese name Gu Ailing, she is an American-born and an Olympic gold medallist. Since 2019, she has represented China in halfpipe, slopestyle, and big air competitions.
Gu won gold in the big air and halfpipe, a silver in slopestyle and a bronze in slopestyle at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, making Gu the youngest Olympic winner in freestyle skiing at the age of 18.
She is the first freestyle skier in the history of the Winter Olympics to take home three medals. Her choice to change from Team USA to China garnered headlines worldwide because of geopolitical tensions between the United States and China.
She goes under the moniker “Frog Princess” on her Chinese social media profiles. The moniker refers to a green helmet she formerly used while competing.
She was listed in the ‘Pioneers’ category of Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022.