Swedish winter Olympic champion gives gold medal away to protest China’s human rights abuses

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Hong Kong Free Press

Swedish athlete Nils van der Poel has given his gold medal from the Beijing Winter Olympics to to the daughter of jailed bookseller Gui Minhai, in protest against China’s “oppression” of free speech and human rights. Van der Poel met Angela Gui in Cambridge, in the UK, last Thursday, to hand over the medal he won for the men’s 10,000-metre speedskating race at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. It was one of two golds he won at the sporting event. On Friday, Angela Gui tweeted about the medal hand over and said van der Poel had dedicated his Olympic prize to her father and “countless other vict…

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