Jordyn Wieber and Chris Brooks' selfie. Photograph: Chris Brooks/Instagram

Are Jordyn Wieber and Chris Brooks in a relationship?

The Gymternet has been in a frenzy since last week, when U.S. Olympian Chris Brooks posted the above picture on Instagram, with the hashtag #unsalted. Brooks features in the photo kissing on the head 2012 Olympic champion Jordyn Wieber.

Is this the beginning of a new gym-romance? The two gymnasts have not confirmed it yet.

Jordyn Wieber, 21, is the 2011 all around world champion and a 2012 Olympic champion with the team. She retired from gymnastics after London 2012 and is now a student and a coach at UCLALast Saturday, she was in Salt Lake City, Utah, as assistant coach on floor for the UCLA Bruins.

Chris Brooks, 30, was the captain of the U.S. men’s gymnastics team in Rio 2016. He was also an alternate at the London 2012 Olympics. Additionally, Brooks is a former NCAA gymnast. He was a member of the Oklahoma team from 2005 to 2009, and won the national title with his team in 2008.

If the rumours are true, Jordyn Wieber would be the second member of the Fierce Five to have got into a relationship in these last month. Fellow Olympic champion Aly Raisman also started dating her boyfriend, Colton Underwood, last autumn, after her second Olympic success in Rio 2016.

Talitha Ilacqua



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