China's elite snowboarders herald new wave of Olympians

By Reuters

As elite snowboarder Liu Jiayu trains for the 2022 Winter Olympics, it's not just her platinum blond-streaked ponytail that stands out – she also has a colourful, personal and public social media presence, a relative rarity for Chinese athletes. Instagram pictures show her performing tricks in midair, or even making an obscene gesture as she stares stonily into the camera. Snowboarding, a relatively new Olympic sport, is often synonymous with a colourful, nomadic lifestyle as riders chase seasonal snow.

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