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Double Olympic gold medalist Yang Qian’s hairpins become best sellers in China
Published: Jul 28, 2021 05:58 PM
Yang Qian wins Tokyo Olympics first gold medal Photo:Cui Meng/GT

Yang Qian wins Tokyo Olympics first gold medal Photo:Cui Meng/GT



Olympic double gold medalist, 21-year-old shooter Yang Qian's duck and carrot-shaped hairpins made a sensation on Chinese social media, quickly becoming best sellers across major e-commerce platforms in the country.

Yang won the women's 10-meter air rifle on Saturday, and obtained her second gold medal in the mixed 10-meter air rifle team event on Monday.

A large number of online stores of Taobao.com, an affiliate of Alibaba Group, listed duck and carrot hairpins, the same as Yang Qian's with 3.5 yuan ($0.55) each with shipment cost included, or buyers can get a lower price if they buy them in pairs. 

A hair accessory vendor in Yiwu of East China's Zhejiang Province surnamed Sheng, told Global Times on Wednesday that sale volume of duck and carrot hairpins saw significant increase in the past several days, since Yang Qian claimed her first gold medal on Saturday, which is also the first gold medal at the Tokyo games.

A salesperson with an online store told the Global Times that the sale volume of the two hairpins experienced two peaks on the days that Yang claimed her second gold medal on Monday." 

The salesperson said that the duck and carrot hairpins were "really out of fashion" on the market, and now suddenly become best sellers. "We have sold out more than 100,000 pieces", he said, adding the store is ordering more supply from factories. 

Global Times
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