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Olympic Swimmer Talks About Her Period In Post-Race Interview

After a race, she told a reporter she didn't think she swam her best because she felt weak and tired after starting her period.

By Samantha Crook | August 16, 2016

A Chinese Olympic swimmer talked about her period during a post-race interview — that's pretty rare for Olympic women.

Fu Yuanhui got plenty of attention before this, though. Her spirited personality and her animated reaction to winning a bronze medal have made her stand out.

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After a race, she told a reporter she didn't think she swam her best because she felt weak and tired after starting her period. 

She said it wasn't an excuse and was apologetic about letting her teammates down.

But lots of social media users were just glad to hear an athlete talking so openly about it.

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