Kamila Valieva and Zhu Yi are victims in Winter Olympics’ puppet theatre of pain | Barney Ronay

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Zhu’s haunting yet disastrous skate was the most heartbreaking story of the Beijing Games until Valieva’s failed drugs test

Earlier this week the Winter Olympic skating finals dished up one the most heartbreaking things you’ll ever see in sport.

Zhu Yi is a 19-year-old Chinese figure skater. She was born and raised in California, and called Beverley Zu until she switched allegiance to her parents’ homeland four years ago. The day before Zhu had skated in the women’s short programme team event. It was a disaster.

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Written by Barney Ronay
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