M'sian Olympic athlete trends on China's Weibo with his 'princely' good looks


Lean Jinghui | July 25, 2021, 02:49 PM

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A Malaysian athlete trended on China's social media platform Weibo, after he caught the eye of several netizens for his "handsome face".

Welson Sim, 24, is a professional swimmer representing Malaysia in the Olympic games, in the 200m and 400m freestyle events.

"The Olympics has many god-like faces"

Sim's photos were shared by several netizens on the platform, in particular via the channel #奥运会真的好出神颜啊 (roughly translated to English: the Olympics has many god-like faces).

The channel currently has over 360 million views.

Some netizens commented that Sim was Malaysia's "Flying Fish" Prince, while others mused that a mask could not hide the athlete's attractive features.

According to the WorldofBuzz, Sim had also gotten his own close-up shot during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Screenshots of his appearance were circulated on Weibo:

Via Weibo

Via Weibo

Along with other pictures of the 24-year-old:

Via Weibo

WorldofBuzz reported that Sim first shot to stardom during the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA games, where he won gold medals for both the Men's 200m and 400m freestyle.

Meanwhile, Sim's Instagram profile shows that outside of his athletic career, he is also an avid traveller, and enjoys riding motorbikes.

Via @welsonsim on Instagram

Via @welsonsim on Instagram

Top image via @welsonsim on Instagram and via Weibo