Malaysian athlete and swimmer Welson Sim was part of the Malaysian team at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday (23rd July) and he had a brief two-second appearance of his close-up shots during the live telecast of the event. The two-second appearance of his masked face during the ceremony was enough to grab the attention of people who were watching the coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on TV.
National athlete, Welson Sim suddenly attracted not only the hearts of Malaysians but he also captivated attention of people from other countries including Chinese and Thai and he became the topic of discussion of netizens on Chinese social media platforms Weibo and Twitter.
“Welson Sim, that handsome guy from Malaysia’s team,” one of the comments on Weibo remarked. Through comments shared by Chinese netizens on Weibo, they think that Welson has a very handsome face even though he was wearing a face mask. There were also Chinese netizens who admitted falling in love with the attractive Olympic swimmer when they first saw him during the opening ceremony.
The 24-year-old athlete’s pictures have been circulating on social media platforms with various people asking who he is. Chinese netizens even did some digging on the athlete and they reposted his photographs on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like site. One Thai netizen also shared the picture of Welson Sim during his 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, that soon went viral.
A Malaysian on Twitter responded to the posts by cheering on the athlete and wishing for the Malaysian team’s success in their games. Welson Sim is an athlete representing Malaysia in the 200 metre and 400 metre freestyle swimming categories. The 24-year-old Sarawakian has won gold medals for both events at the 2017 SEA Games.
We wish success to Welson in his future undertakings.