Swimmer breaks taboo, tells world she had her period at the Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO – On Sunday, Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui did something kind of extraordinary: She told a TV interviewer she was menstruating. After China finished 4th in the 4x100 relay, Fu was seen holding her stomach, and when asked if she was feeling ill, she put it plainly: "Because my period came yesterday, I’m feeling a bit weak, but this is not an excuse."