Snowboarding baby steals hearts and headlines in China

Snowboarding baby steals hearts and headlines in China

26/11/2021 6:31:00 AM

Snowboarding baby steals hearts and headlines in China

CHONGLI, Hebei: At just 11 months old, Wang Yuji cannot even walk, but she is already snowboarding and taking the slopes - and the Internet - by storm. The smallest of all the riders at a resort near Beijing, which is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in just a few months, Yuji is clipped into

CHONGLI, Hebei: At just 11 months old, Wang Yuji cannot even walk, but she is already snowboarding and taking the slopes - and the Internet - by storm.The smallest of all the riders at a resort near Beijing, which is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in just a few months, Yuji is clipped into tiny boots by her parents and padded out with layers of protective clothing.

Once her parents let go, she swoops smoothly down the piste on her small board, giggling and flapping her arms.Unlike many clumsy beginners who struggle to stay upright, her bemused parents say snowboarding somehow came naturally to their baby."We put her in the shoes and realised she could bring herself to stand ... then we brought her to a gentle slope and watched her slide down, squatting on the board by herself," Yuji's mother Fan Xueyin tells AFP.

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