Olympic swimmer talks about her period in post-race interview

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Bronze medalist Yuanhui Fu of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Backstroke Final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Bronze medalist Yuanhui Fu of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Backstroke Final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A Chinese Olympic swimmer talked about her period during a post-race interview — that's pretty rare for Olympic women.

Fu Yuanhui got plenty of attention before this, though. Her spirited personality and her animated reaction to winning a bronze medal have made her stand out.

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After a race, she told a reporter she didn't think she swam her best because she felt weak and tired after starting her period.

She said it wasn't an excuse and was apologetic about letting her teammates down.

But lots of social media users were just glad to hear an athlete talking so openly about it.