China's Zhu Yi left Olympic ice in tears after falling twice in Monday's free skate during team competition.
The U.S.-born skater competing for China was previously the subject of online vitriol on Chinese social media platform Weibo
Zhu Yi has fallen" trended on Weibo late Sunday after she crashed to the ice and missed another jump later in her performance
According to CNN, the hashtag gained roughly 200 million views, with some of the online criticism questioning why China selected a U.S.-born athlete for the figure skating team.
She was born in Los Angeles to parents who immigrated from China and relinquished her U.S. citizenship in 2018 in order to compete for her parents' home country.
“I’m upset and a little embarrassed,” she told reporters on Sunday.
“I guess I felt a lot of pressure because I know everybody in China was pretty surprised with the selection for ladies’ singles