Chinese Swimmer Ning Zetao Is The Olympic Thirst Trap We Deserve

The athletes are coming in hot this year!

As the Olympics kick off in Rio this weekend our radar is bound to be filled with a whole slew of new athletes to ogle, from wrestling to diving — and even race walking!

First on deck is 23-year-old Ning Zetao, the 6’3″ Chinese swimmer who sent the internet into a tailspin this week after emerging from the pool during training on Wednesday, and flaunting a ridiculous glistening six-pack while hanging around the deck in a pair of skin-tight swim briefs.

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Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say about it—

Aside from being a total babe, Zetao is a highly decorated swimmer, having won a gold medal at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships—

China's Ning Zetao celebrates after winning the final of the men's 100m freestyle swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 6, 2015.   AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)
China's Ning Zetao celebrates with his gold medal during the podium ceremony for the men's 100m freestyle swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 6, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

—and several gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games, where he broke the Asian record in the 100-meter freestyle:

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Zetao is also a lieutenant in the Chinese Navy, and has posed for a number of magazine covers, including Elle Men China

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GQ China, and Men’s Fitness China:

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Zetao also appeared in the Chinese Finding Dory trailer—

And best of all, he knows how to throw some Grade A shade:

Check out more of the beautiful Ning Zetao below:

China's Ning Zetao celebrates after winning the final of the men's 100m freestyle swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 6, 2015.   AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)
China's Ning Zetao celebrates after winning the final of the men's 100m freestyle swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 6, 2015.   AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.
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