In a bizarre set of events, Chinese Olympic champions Zhu Xueying and Wang Shun, who won gold medals in their respective events at the Tokyo Olympics, publicly voiced their criticism over the quality of the gold medals handed to them in Japan by posting photos online in what appears as if they are peeling off. ,free online poker games with real money
The 23-year-old Xueying, who won the women's individual trampoline gymnastics event at the Olympic Games with a score of 56.635, posted three photos of her gold medal on the social media platform Weibo that show an obvious peeled off deformity on the top left side, weeks after she was given the prestigious honour in Tokyo.,stud poker
bollysports casino cafe,The gold-medallist from China wrote: “Can your medals … peel off too?” asking the question on social media in the caption of her post in which the medal seems to appear deformed.fortuna dusseldorf
oddworld ps1,Moreover, Wang Shun, who won a swimming gold medal in the 200-meter individual medley for China at the Summer Games, also told a reporter that his gold medal was also peeling, in a video that went viral on Weibo as well.
Xueying did not expect her post to go viral online and cause such a stir of reactions pouring in from all parts of the world, especially in her home country of China which received gold medals in abundance. The young gymnast said that she had only shared to see if other medal-winning athletes had experienced the same problem or not. ,betexch uk
But as her post gained traction on Weibo and garnered almost 20,000 comments, it became a headline story for the organizers in Japan to clear the controversy once and for all.,bet mobile
With lots of fans not able to come to terms with the fact that the Olympic gold medal presented at the podium was of inferior quality, Xueying tried to wipe the medal to no avail as the smear on it did not come off. ,free credit casino 2020 malaysia
free credit sign up casino malaysia,In a video posted on Tuesday (August 24) night, she clarified:
"I didn't mean to peel the thing off at first, I just discovered that there was a small mark (like pic one) on my medal. I thought that it was probably just dirt, so then I tried to scratch it with my nails and found that it ‘peeled off’," said Xueying in an attempt to put more attention to the efforts of the athletes behind the medals more than the lousy quality of the ultimate prize at the showpiece event. ,mlb mvp odds
tennis field,However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has denied any such concerns over the quality of the prize by saying that it is the protective layer that is peeling rather than the gold plating of the medal.
The official Tokyo Olympics website too said that the gold medals weigh 556 grams with more than 6 grams of gold plated on top of pure silver.,tvp volleyball
Much earlier, the Olympic Games’ official Twitter account had teased athletes for their classic pose of pretending to eat their medals after winning at the podium:,free credit sign up casino malaysia
casino roulette free bonus no deposit,“We just want to officially confirm that the #Tokyo2020 medals are not edible!” said the Olympic organizers.
betway gambling,“Our medals are made from material recycled from electronic devices donated by the Japanese public. So, you do not have to bite them … but we know you still will,” the account further added.
IOC even said that the protective layer on the medal s there to prevent it from getting scratches or marks and rest assured the athletes that if a medal were ever to be damaged, then the IOC keeps molds of all the quadrennially held Olympics Games' medal designs and can replace the medal without any charge in the future if need be.,casumo canada