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.
It’s no wonder that the first thing fans Google isn’t his swimming records, but whether he has a girlfriend or not.
Admirers can enjoy the sight of his chiseled six pack when he swims for the Chinese team in the Rio Olympics this year.
According to Shanghaiist
, the Chinese national swimming team arrived in Rio on July 31st and have already began practice sessions.
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.
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Ning was born in Zhengzou, China and was raised in a military family.
His father served in the Chinese air force and his mother 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.
According to Swimswam
, Ning mostly competed in national competitions.
In 2011, Ning tested positive for steroid use and was suspended on doping charges.
After learning his lesson, Ning made an impressive comeback and 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.