To The Contrary

TTC Extra: Fu Yuanhui on Olympics and Menstruation

Clip: 08/19/2016 | 3m 8s

Fu Yuanhui, a bronze medalist and the affable viral video star of China's Olympic swimming team, broke a taboo when she spoke about how her period affected her athletic performance. The swimmer explained it slowed her down, prompting reflection in the athletic world about the lack of study this issue receives. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Atima Omara, Jennifer Higgins, Ashe Schow

Aired: 08/19/16

Rating: NR

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