Chinese Citizens Want To Be Like Mike (Phelps, That Is)


Not only has U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps captured the heart of the world with his 23 gold medals, but now he’s inspiring Chinese people to copy his warm-up routine, BBC News reported Monday. His pre-race stretching routine is a social media hit one week after purple spots on his body from cupping drew social media attention. Before diving in the pool, Phelps needs to stretch his muscles. While most athletes stretch before they compete, Phelps manages to wrap his hands around his back. The hashtags #Feiyubao and #Feiyubaobimohoubei, which roughly translate as “Phelps crossing arms whilst touching his back”, have been viewed more than 10 million times on Weibo alone. Many Chinese social media…

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