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Old 08-03-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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I'll start with my favorite....Ning Zetao of China, swimmer and the first Asian man to win the 100 m freestyle.

He also happens to be very attractive...

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Old 08-03-2016, 08:04 AM
 
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Ning is widely popular in China nowadays. Basically a celebrity now.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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Ning is widely popular in China nowadays. Basically a celebrity now.
hopefully he'll win at least a medal in the 100 m freestyle. No Asian male has ever done that before; always been a white boy swimming so fast.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:02 AM
 
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I'll start with my favorite....Ning Zetao of China, swimmer and the first Asian man to win the 100 m freestyle.

He also happens to be very attractive...

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Yes, he is quite attractive. I didn't realize an Asian has never won the 100 m freestyle.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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Yes, he is quite attractive. I didn't realize an Asian has never won the 100 m freestyle.
He's in the same league as Sun Yang, who was the first Chinese man to achieve gold medal in the middle and long distance swimming and Liu Xiong in the 110 m hurdle. Chinese men and Asian men in general face physical disadvantage in the short sprints both on the track and in the pool. This is slowly being corrected by China.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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He's in the same league as Sun Yang, who was the first Chinese man to achieve gold medal in the middle and long distance swimming and Liu Xiong in the 110 m hurdle. Chinese men and Asian men in general face physical disadvantage in the short sprints both on the track and in the pool. This is slowly being corrected by China.
Didn't even qualify the final. Turns out he is overrated and doesn't belong to the same league as Sun Yang. Too much hype for this guy. His best performance two years ago is exactly the same as Nathan Adrian's yesterday, who was number 1 in the semi-final (interesting he ranked 16 out of 16 in the heats. Seems his best days are already over. At the age of 23, he is already talking about "retirement".


Put Ning aside, I am glad that the Chinese swimmers are a lot better than before. I remember in those old days you hardly see a single Chinese in any of the finals, especially men. I could only look at a few Japanese wishing there were Chinese too. Now you see them in most final competition, sometimes winning medals.


Winning the gold is not the ultimate goal. I am just glad overall they are so much better.
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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Didn't even qualify the final. Turns out he is overrated and doesn't belong to the same league as Sun Yang. Too much hype for this guy. His best performance two years ago is exactly the same as Nathan Adrian's yesterday, who was number 1 in the semi-final (interesting he ranked 16 out of 16 in the heats. Seems his best days are already over. At the age of 23, he is already talking about "retirement".


Put Ning aside, I am glad that the Chinese swimmers are a lot better than before. I remember in those old days you hardly see a single Chinese in any of the finals, especially men. I could only look at a few Japanese wishing there were Chinese too. Now you see them in most final competition, sometimes winning medals.


Winning the gold is not the ultimate goal. I am just glad overall they are so much better.
You're right. A Chinese boy won a surprising silver in the backstroke. Shu jia yue or something like that.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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India hasn't won a thing yet in those games in Rio.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:25 PM
 
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India? The problem with India is they are too happy with western nation's tongue in cheek title of "largest democracy in the world" and reports fake high GDP growth and unrealistic Olympics medals projections.

Take a look at those nations on top of Olympics medals table, they are all strong industrialized nations that India has nothing in common with.
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