The Seven Network has defended former aerial skier turned Winter Olympics commentator Jacqui Cooper who made an awkward gaffe during their Games telecast. Commentating on Chinese aerial skier Yan Ting the five-time Winter Olympian said: "Very Chinese. They all look the same. Very hard to tell who is who." Cooper took to Twitter to explain her comments. "I've noticed a whole bunch of comments about my remarks re the Chinese. I need to make it clear I was talking about the jump. The Chinese are trained by one coach with one technique. Their aim is to all jump the same." The Seven Network also quickly issued a statement saying what Cooper said was in context of the aerial manoeuvres the Chinese performed in a technical and style sense and "was not racist" and the manoeuvre referenced was a classic, technically perfect, trademark of that team's style.