The Chinese public on Monday gushed over teen heroes Su Yiming and Eileen Gu after their much anticipated appearances on the Olympic slopes as a prominent pundit urged the country's netizens to stop panning foreign-born figure skater Zhu Yi.

The name of 17-year-old Su, a former child actor, was the most viewed topic on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform. The term "1800" — referring to his completion of one of the toughest snowboarding tricks — was a close second.

Su took silver in the men's snowboarding slopestyle event behind Max Parrot of Canada. His Chinese fans, however, questioned why he was not given a higher score for what they called a "perfect" performance.