Ning Zetao is the guy boys want to be him, and girls want to be with him. The 23-year-old Olympic swimmer made a splash online with his mouthwatering physique, after he was announced as part of the Chinese contingent to the Rio Games.
Ning Zetao (Chinese: 宁泽涛, born March 6, 1993) is a Chinese competitive swimmer who specializes in the sprint freestyle events. At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships at Kazan, Russia, he won the gold medal in 100-meter freestyle. At the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, he won gold medals in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay and 4 × 100-meter medley relay, breaking the Asian records in the 100-meter freestyle and men’s 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay
He has skills, he has swagger and he has six packs. #NingZetao has been one of the well-performing hashtags on Twitter, giving the young athlete a more global audience.
Thousands of followers have not been shy in flattering Ning, describing him as “handsome” and “husband material.” However, all comments seem to be concentrated on his spectacular abdominal muscles – no shocker there!
Under a photo showing Ning holding swimming goggles in his mouth, a fan who goes by the name @User00725 addressed the glasses saying: “Move aside! I want to be the goggles that are inside his mouth!”
A famous Korean actress @Arden_Cho wrote: “Just Jumped in Team China. Wow Ning Zetao, how can people say Asian guys aren’t hot?!”
Ning Zetao, who was born in 1993, won the gold medal in 100m freestyle at the 2015 World Swimming Championships at Kazan, Russia.#RioTime#Rio2016 Ning Zetao was born in Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan; he is the only child of Ning Feng (father) and Liu Wenhong (mother). Ning’s father, Ning Feng served four years in the air force reserve prior working for a state broadcasting company; his mother, Liu Wenhong served in the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force; both of his grandfathers also served in the Chinese military. Ning started swimming at age 8. His parents took him to a swimming school to help him overcome his fear of water and to improve his physical health. Local coach Guo Hongyan noticed Ning’s quick grasp on learning different strokes and techniques.
She persuaded Ning’s parents to have him trained under her. At age 11, Ning Zetao became a member of Henan provincial swimming team. At age 14, Ning was accepted to the PLA Navy’s swimming team; he started training under Ye Jin, a well-known coach who remains his coach today. Initially, he trained for the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medley races. Because he suffered from chronic bone calcification on his right knee, he switched from individual medley to sprint freestyle
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