Who is MLB star Shohei Ohtani dating? LA Angels star touted as Home Run Derby 2021 winner

Who is MLB star Shohei Ohtani dating? LA Angels star touted as Home Run Derby 2021 winner
Shohei Ohtani is touted as winner of Home Run Derby 2021, the Los Angeles Angels player was linked to Hawaiin pitcher Kamalani Dung (L) in 2018 (Instagram)

After a break year, Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby returns to Coors Field in Denver on Monday, July 12, 2021. The highly-viewed and much-celebrated sporting event is part of baseball's two-day, All-Star festivities. #HomeRunDerby has begun to trend on Twitter already as excited fans anticipate which player will hit the most home runs and emerge as the winner. In 2019, Pete Alonso won the event by hitting 57 homers. In 2021, majority of fans are placing their bets on Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani. 

Talking about sporting events and star athletes, Matteo Berrettini lost against Novak Djokovic on July 11 in the Wimbledon Finals. However, people could not stop talking about how close a battle it was, and Berrettini has established himself as the one to watch out for in the future. There was a lot of talk about his exceptionally good looks as well as he took court, and a commentator too made a mention of the Italian making waves for his pleasing personality on Twitter, at one point during the game. Similarly, Ohtani's looks too have been mentioned by his fandom time and again and there has been a lot of interest in who he's dating. Let's find out. 


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Who is Shohei Ohtani dating in 2021?

"HELP: How do I break it to my girlfriend that I am in love with Shohei Ohtani?" and "Can anyone tell me? Does Shohei have a girlfriend? Hahahaha Thanks in advance!" - these are just examples of tweets by googly-eyed fans. The answer to this questions is no; Ohtani, who is nicknamed 'Sho Time', is not dating anyone, and even if he is, there's no information about it on the Internet. However, the 6'4" Ohtani was once linked to professional pitcher and sports marketer Kamalani Dung. The Hawaiin native was linked to Sho Time after a photo of them together was uploaded to the former's Instagram stories in 2018. However, she quickly clarified that she was Ohtani's fan and there was nothing brewing between them. 

Ohtani, 27, won an award for the best MLB player at the ESPN-founded ESPY Awards, an annual event where athletes are honored for excellence in sports performances. Ohtani became the first Japanese to do ever win an ESPY on Sunday, July 11. Ohtani is the first Japanese-born player to ever play in the Home Run Derby and the first player ever to be rostered as both - a pitcher and a position player. He will also become the first competitor to have started a game as a pitcher on Derby night. Ohtani is touted to win the Home Run Derby this year and the outpour of support for him on Twitter is proof of that. 




"I want Shohei Ohtani to win the Home Run Derby for my birthday If he doesn't I will cease to exist," a Sho Time fan wrote on Twitter. "My all star break predictions: #ShoheiOhtani will win the home run derby, start the all star game and strike out the side, hit two Homers at DH, strike out the side again in the ninth, host the post-game show, then save the life of a small child on the the way out of the ballpark," read another tweet. "Shohei ohtani I believe he will win the home run Derby this year," wrote another fan, confidence resonating through the simple tweet. "Shohei Ohtani will win the Home Run Derby even if he can only use one hand," read another tweet. 





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