Chinese Olympic freestyle skiing stars Xu Mengtao and Wang Xindi announced their relationship via social media last week. Legendary aerial skier Xu, who in Zhangjiakou this month became the first Chinese woman to win an Olympic gold medal in her discipline, has been posting a series of couple photos on Instagram with Wang with the Chinese caption “us” alongside a heart emoji. The 31-year-old posted nine more on Weibo of the pair after various events at the Chang Cheng Ling Ski Resort with the caption “[It] goes both ways. We develop together and strive to make each other better people.” But it was Wang who first revealed the relationship to the public in a not-so-cryptic message. “I don’t have a ‘Gold Dwen Dwen’,” he wrote with a photo of the pair in national uniform on Weibo, referring to the popular Olympics mascot Bing Dwen Dwen. “But I have a ‘Peach Dwen Dwen’.” Xu’s nickname is Taozi, which means peach in Chinese. Xu then shared the post with the message “Peach Dwen Dwen is here”. Though they have since been deemed a “hot search topic” and “China’s next athlete power couple”, some fans were not surprised. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 徐梦桃 (@taotaoski) Xu, who in December surpassed Australia’s Jacqui Cooper in the all-time aerials list after claiming her remarkable 27th World Cup title, had posted photos of Wang six weeks earlier. The Anshan native congratulated Wang for his World Cup season win in the US, thanking him for “protecting and supporting the team”. “We’ve witnessed Xindi’s growth along the way, and I believe your efforts will make you stronger,” she said. “Aerial ski friends from all around the world – you are the best. See you in Beijing next month. Look forward to the future together.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by 徐梦桃 (@taotaoski) Other netizens also said they wished that Olympic gold medal-winning figure skating pair Sui Wenjing and Han Cong also coupled up. Sui and Han have long said they are simply very close friends, though their trailblazing 2010 Vancouver Games pairs gold medallist coaches Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo have been married since 2007. After her outing in Beijing, Xu became the first aerials skier to win two medals at a single Winter Olympics. She was one of two closing ceremony flag-bearers, and has also got a Sochi 2014 Games aerial silver medal in the cabinet.