On October 10, reports that the famous athlete was in a relationship made headlines after it was found his alleged girlfriend Ms. Park was posting photos of the two on Instagram. Park Tae Hwan is also reported to have left a comment on one of her posts, writing, "I'm sorry I couldn't be with you in the last days of summer."
Though she's now deleted her account, fans and netizens have already caught wind of the supposed relationship. Ms. Park is said to be a college student majoring in dance.
Park Tae Hwan's side responded to the rumors, saying, "They're just friends who are meeting with good feelings between them."