4 Hot Asian Male Athletes We’re Watching at the 2016 Olympics

Half the fun of watching the Olympics is the athletes themselves. They can inspire, amaze, and even catch our eyes in the best possible way. Including many of the Asian men we’ve seen competing in Rio.

Here are 4 of the attractive Asian male athletes that we’re watching at the 2016 Olympics (listed in no particular order):

Ning Zetao

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(Image via http://news.cbg.cn/gndjj/2016/0812/4313461.shtml)

Never mind that 23-year old Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao hasn’t medaled in a single event. His perfect physique and gorgeous face have had everyone crushing over him, even before the Olympics began! He inspired that famous headline “Forget Zika Virus — China’s Hottest Olympic Swimmer Is Giving The Internet Yellow Fever” (a headline that spurred some Internet frenzy – see the article “No, White People, You Can’t Take Away “Yellow Fever” from Asians”).

Anyhow, just peruse the many luscious photos of Ning Zetao online – and enjoy. 😉

Long Qingquan

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He’s totally ripped. He just won the gold medal in weightlifting. And he even set a world record. Meet 25-year-old Long Qingquan, your ultimate muscle man/weightlifting crush. Wouldn’t you love to run into him over those barbells?

Kohei Uchimura

9d87ba6c47fd629e497d4cc38e8450b2Speaking of hotties in the gym, there’s also the legendary 27-year old gymnast from Japan, Kohei Uchimura, who is a seven-time Olympic medalist. You have to love his boyish grin, his cool hair, and that chiseled physique. And since he’s also considered the greatest gymnast of all time, just imagine all the fun (horizontal and vertical) you could have with this guy. 😉

Joseph Schooling

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This 21-year-old swimmer from Singapore has dreamy brown eyes and a 100-watt smile. But more importantly, there’s something kind of sexy about not only getting the first-ever gold medal for your country but also beating celebrated Olympian Michael Phelps to do it.

Who else would you include on this list? Sound off in the comments!

UPDATE: I’d like to add the following names suggested by readers and fans:

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24 thoughts on “4 Hot Asian Male Athletes We’re Watching at the 2016 Olympics

  • August 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm
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    Ning Ze Tao is too pretty to achive anything in the pool for team China, He sucks!

    so this guy is probably retired when he is 24yr. and China swimming team is facing Dopping crisis right now. so who knows, and Plus This Olympic game is full of Scaming and dirty rules by those referees and IOC, Thats why China got backstabbed, and may Gold medals are stolen or removed by those “Dirty” rules which is never fair.

    Anyways, Right now the Grass roots Moive Star Wang Bao Qiang devoices with his Cheating Wife becomes top news, over the worst Olympic Games ever
    So keep eyes on Wang Bao Qiang please.

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    • August 15, 2016 at 4:25 pm
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      You are right about the doping crisis in the Olympics, from which China is not immune of being guilty. The positive result from Chen Xinyi casts questions over the whole swimming team who would have the same medical team. The drug she was found positive for was hydrochlorothiazide, a substance that promotes the production of urine, thereby making detection of other banned substances more difficult.
      It raises the question of whether the rest of the team were just luckier in getting illegal substances flushed out of their systems quicker than she was.

      How can referees be facilitating any ‘cheating’ when many of the events have a clear-cut winner?
      Please elaborate.
      How is China being ‘back-stabbed’?
      Maybe the athletes are just not as good as those who surpassed them to win the medals.

      This is the same ‘argument’ any country could use.
      There was a team member from my home country found positive for illegal drugs and he was sent home – rightly – for trying to cheat.

      I suggest you read this:
      http://www.sixthtone.com/news/why-won%E2%80%99t-chinese-stop-moaning-about-rio-olympics

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  • August 15, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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    Well Alongside with China, Russia is obvisouly another victim, Their entire of tracking field team got banned from Rio game, not only that, since pilitical conspriacy made up by some Major English speaking western countries, like, US, UK, Australia and such, let this Rio Olympic game is more like a trap to the East; In past, China sports should always remain the position of top 2nd Gold medal and Overal medal list, but this year, we lost at least 20 Gold Medals by “back- stabbing “,even UK can easily reach up to the top, which is crazy! so same with team USA, cause there are no Balled up referees can make the fair judagement: since games like boxing, weight lift , fencing and so on so forth, I could have listed many sports in this “O-lame- pricks”, which Chinese athletes obvisouly won the final,however those bribe-taking dammed referees Made us to lose! who knows, if this Rio Olympic is clean or not; and so called those “clean-cut”winners just are lucky derivatives from a crooked political intrigue.

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    • August 15, 2016 at 10:35 pm
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      Russia caused it’s own problems by supporting cheats.
      The Russian team was supported by the government in a program of cheating.
      They are the reason Russian athletes were banned

      Nobody likes cheating or people who think cheating is ok, especially at international level.

      Do you think cheating is ok?

      Maybe the Chinese athletes are just not as good as the other competitors – did you think of that?
      Maybe the other athletes were better on the day.

      People don’t deserve to win because they are from one country or another.

      I am not saying there are not cheats still trying to compete and win – Chen Xinyi tried and failed to cheat and there were others caught, but those who are caught deserve to be removed and not allowed to compete, and their doctors punished because without the help of the doctors it would not be as easy to hide for those who take performance enhancing drugs.

      Please read my comments and link before replying because it sounds like you a making a conspiracy, as I have read in the Global Times, out of wounded national pride which is meaningless in the broad scheme of things.

      Maybe in these games, China is having to face athletes that are just better on the day.

      That is life.

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  • August 16, 2016 at 7:13 am
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    I say we campaign that men’s gymnastics is done shirtless and wearing tiny shorts (think swimming suits). Imagine the ratings for that!

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  • August 16, 2016 at 9:28 am
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    Chinese should give up the notion that any atheletes owe them medals. Ning Zetao, together with other swimmers had done thier best, and that is the true spirit of Olympics. Swimming has never been the strength of Asians after all. Ning has still kept his Asian record in men’s 100 freestyle.

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  • August 16, 2016 at 11:46 am
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    But where is Nathan Adrian in this list?! I know he’s only half-Chinese, what with only his mother being from Hong Kong, but he’s hot, handsome, has the best smile, and gets bonus points for using words like “cognizant” in his interviews. (For those who’ve never seen American football players interviewed, let’s just say polysyllabic words are not their forte.)

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    • August 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm
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      American football players sound very similar to soccer players in Spanish teams xD

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    • August 18, 2016 at 9:08 am
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      He graduated with honors from UC Berkeley, and his dad is a retired nuclear engineer. Not surprising that he can use polysyllabic words.

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  • August 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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    This is definitely the best part of the Olympics. Joseph Schooling is such an adorable (and talented) cutie… too young for me though :p

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  • August 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm
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    May I add cutie Kato Ryohei to the list? A gymnast from Japan. But Ning Zetao rulez. And he is a soldier, too! That height, omg. Uchimura is married, so I would rather not try bedsheet gymnastics with him 😛 but Zetao could teach me to swim in sweat anytime haha 😛 (sorry for being explicit, but I just cannot help myself, too gorgeous)

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  • August 19, 2016 at 2:51 am
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    Folks, Talking about doping, between American Jim Crow and white people (Russian, East German and East European) doping, blacks were the biggest losers in sports until the 1980s. They say that no one could have beaten Cornelia Ender of East Germany with or without doping, but we will never know will we as American women never sent its best at least in track and field or basketball players until the 1980s. And in the 1970s the US women’s basketball team was all white and loosing to Russia every year by large margins and strange, after 1984 the team has been beating everyone in the World Championships and Olympics…go figure!

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  • August 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm
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    Thanks for sharing Jocelyn! I am now googling photos of Ning Zetao, so many buff pool shots!

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  • September 8, 2016 at 1:52 am
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    Oh, dear. Does this qualify as click bait? 😉

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