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MEET NING ZETAO – CHINA’s HOTTEST OLYMPIC SWIMMER

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All eyes will be on this 23-year-old eye-candy when he takes off his clothes to make a big splash in the pool.

Ning Zetao is a competitive swimmer participating in this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Standing at 6’3”, this athlete is all lean muscle mass. Admirers can enjoy the sight of his chiseled six pack when he swims for the Chinese team in the Rio Olympics this year.

He’s not only great eye-candy, but he’s one hell of a fast swimmer too. Ning set the record for the 100-meter style as the first Asian man to swim the distance in under 48 seconds in 2015.

Ning was born in Zhengzou, China, and was raised in a military family. He is the only child of Ning Feng (father- who served in the Chinese air force ) and Liu Wenhong (mother – who worked in the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force ).

He began swimming when he was eight years old and started training with the Chinese Navy Swimming Team by the time he turned 14. Ning had initially trained for the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medley races, but switched to sprint freestyle as a result of a chronic knee condition. Ning mostly competed in national competitions. He won first place in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2013 Chinese National Championships.

In 2014, the record setting swimmer won gold in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. He began making big waves in international competitions when he came in first for the 100-meter freestyle at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia. Ning is set to compete in the Rio Olympics 2016 for the men’s 100 meter freestyle on Aug. 9 and the men’s 50 meter freestyle on Aug. 11.

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TRIVIA: He is often called Baozi (traditional Chinese meat bun) by friends, teammates and fans; the nickname was given to him due to his chubby cheeks when he joined the Navy swimming team and his love of eating meat buns. He is also given the nickname Lieutenant Ning by his fans and Weibo followers after his Navy rank. He was voted as the most attractive male athlete of the Incheon Asian Games. With his muscular body, good looks and great politeness, he has attracted a huge number of online followers. As of August 2015, his Sina Weibo followers have exceeded 2.8 million. The hashtag #Ningzetao‘s girlfirend” on Sina Weibo has been retweeted over 20 thousand times.
 
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Written by Rob

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