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: å®æ³½æ¶›, 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 Ã— 100-meter freestyle relay and 4 Ã— 100-meter medley relay, breaking the Asian records in the 100-meter freestyleÂ and menâ€™s 4 Ã— 100-meter freestyle relay
He has skills, he has swagger and he has six packs. â€ª#â€ŽNingZetaoâ€¬ 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 â€œhandsomeâ€ and â€œhusband material.â€ However, all comments seem to be concentrated on his spectacular abdominal muscles â€“ 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: â€œMove aside! I want to be the goggles that are inside his mouth!â€
A famous Korean actress @Arden_Cho wrote: â€œJust Jumped in Team China. Wow Ning Zetao, how can people say Asian guys arenâ€™t hot?!â€
Ning Zetao, who was born in 1993, won the gold medal in 100m freestyle at the 2015 World Swimming Championships at Kazan, Russia.â€ª#â€ŽRioTimeâ€¬â€ª#â€ŽRio2016â€¬ Ning Zetao was born in Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan; he is the only child of Ning Feng (father) and Liu Wenhong (mother). Ningâ€™s father, Ning Feng served four years in the air force reserve prior working for a state broadcasting company;Â his mother, Liu WenhongÂ served in the Chinese Peopleâ€™s Armed Police Force; both of his grandfathers also served in the Chinese military.Â 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 Ningâ€™s quick grasp on learning different strokes and techniques.
She persuaded Ningâ€™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 Navyâ€™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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