Su Yiming 'ROBBED' of gold by judges in Olympic snowboarding event, say fans

On Su Yiming scoring the silver, one fan remarked, 'I am speechless. It was just a perfect run'


                            Su Yiming 'ROBBED' of gold by judges in Olympic snowboarding event, say fans
Su Yiming was the first-ever participant to successfully pull off an 1800-degree aerial stunt in the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle on February 7 (Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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Some debatable views have risen following the results of Winter Olympic Games 2022. China's local teenage representative, Su Yiming, was denied the gold medal in the slopestyle final round in Beijing. The gold was awarded to Max Parrot instead, which was a rather emotional win since the champ had battled cancer and returned to snow after three years. 

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Regardless, Parrot's victory was overtaken by emotions of anger and rage by Chinese fans. This was owing to the fact that their local champ Yiming was 'robbed' of the gold medal. 

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The 17-year old star Su Yiming was the first-ever participant to successfully pull off an 1800-degree aerial stunt in the snowboarding competition. Since no other competitor has ever completed this movement as clearly and so perfectly, this is a big deal. But according to judges, this performance factor wasn't crucial enough since they gave Parrot a higher score. Parrot's score was 90.96 on his second run. This led to Su getting the silver. The bronze medal was won by Canadian skiier Mark McMorris. 

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Sino Weibo, a Chinese micro blogging social networking site saw outraged fans claiming that Su Yiming had been 'robbed' by the judges. Reportedly, Yiming was the number 1 trending topic on social media in China. One publication also claimed that viewers felt the judges had deliberately sabotaged Su's chances of bagging the gold medal. Non-Chinese fans of the sport also commented on the judges' skewed scoring criteria. Some of the comments on Twitter are shared below, like this Twitter user commenting on 'su yiming landing a 1800'. 

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A user shared how Yiming reacted to getting the silver medal. The tweet reads '17yr old snowboarder #SuYiming’s hilarious reaction to his great score in the qualifying round of the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle as he avoids swearing in Chinese '

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Another said, "I'm Canadian but fuck that Canadian judge, Su Yiming was robbed, that kid killed it. Can there be some sort of investigation, I'm ready to protest, lol!"

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China Sports Insider and author of Sporting Superpower' Mark Dreyer said, "China got the rub in short track tonight, but here are the BBC commentators basically saying Su Yiming should have got gold in slopestyle. Meanwhile, snowboard community is going beserk over Max Parrot's knee grab (i.e. missed grab) getting such high marks to win gold."

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