Months after wowing the world with her prodigious talent and Olympic medal haul at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games the Chinese superstar has embarked on her latest journey: Stanford University.
The 19-year-old skier gained early acceptance to the prestigious Californian college after scoring a near-perfect 1580 on her SATs (university entrance exams) in the autumn of 2020 and yesterday, she enjoyed her first day.
The Weibo post, which has 18,000 shares and 76,000 likes, included pictures of the Olympic champion donning a Stanford jumper alongside her mother and grandmother at orientation.
Gu’s mother, Gu Yan, is also an alumna of Stanford.
The three-time Olympic medallist captioned the photos: “The first day of university. Thanks to the IOC, and friends for their praise and encouragement.”
Since her breakthrough at Beijing Gu has been on a rollercoaster ride.
The question now is, what comes next?