Chinese Olympic swimmer dubbed 'most lovable' for her goofy reactions

A Chinese swimmer became an Internet sensation after she reacted to her win in the most adorable manner.

In a Facebook video posted by Propeller, Fu Yuanhui won bronze in the women’s 100-metre backstroke on Monday night at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in Barra.

However, when she was interviewed by CCTV news, she did not seem to know she had won bronze. 

Her surprise that ensued was just so cute, people called her the 'most lovable' athlete.

The backstroke specialist has to share the medal with Canada’s Kylie Masse, who also swam an identical “58.76. Katinka Hosszu from Hungary won gold (“58.45) and USA’s Kathleen Baker took silver with a time of “58.75.

More GIFs and photos show Fu goofing around in photos.

According to What's On Weibo, Fu gained a staggering 1.4 million followers on her official Weibo account within 24 hours, going 1.8 million to 3.2 million.