Speculation has emerged that Chinese divers Qin Kai (秦凯) and He Zi (何姿) might have been dating each other, after Qin Kai wept uncontrollably over He Zi’s shoulder when he lost the gold medal in the men’s 3-meter springboard at London Olympics on Tuesday.
Russia’s Ilya Zakharov clinched gold with a surprising strong performance however, leaving Qin Kai, who won gold with Luo Yutong in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard, with silver, and defending champion He Chong (何冲) with bronze. China’s quest for a sweep of all eight gold diving medals ended consequently.
When Qin broke down in tears after the match, He Zi, who won gold in women’s synchronized 3m springboard with Wu Minxia and silver in women’s 3m springboard at London Olympics, went to comfort him.
They embraced each other looking as they are more than just teammates and friends. Qin buried his head on He’s shoulder for quite a while to relieve.
Quickly, nosy netizens dug out the old entries of both divers’ Sina Weibo and found the traces that the pair could have been together.
Back to May 16, 2011, He Zi updated her Weibo at 19:04 p.m., tweeting, the action film “Fast Five” is awesome. She appeared in a happy mood, judging from her smiley emoticons. Interestingly, 10 minutes later, Qin Kai updated his own Weibo too, recommending “Fast Five” to the people by saying that he just went to watch the film and found it good. Netizens believed the pair had watched the film together.
On the Valentine’s Day in 2011, He Zi shared with her Weibo fans a large bunch of roses and a pink T-shirt with a “heart” print on its left chest she received. Obviously, she was in love.
On the same day, Qin Kai uploaded a shot of himself too, wearing a T-shirt that matched with He Zi’s as a pair of lovers attire, and sent wishes to everyone for a happy Valentine’s Day.
With exposure of these love mssages between the two popular athlets, lots of Chinese netizens have now flocked to comfort Qin Kai, saying that they believed Qin would walk out of the sadness and back to his happy life soon, by the company of the sweet love.