For some people, the Olympic Games are a chance to celebrate the greatest heights of athletic achievement. For others, it’s a veritable parade of international hotties. Get to know some of your new favourite faces here:
Joseph Schooling (Singapore, Swimming)
Our homegrown talent has made history by bringing home Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold medal after winning the 100m butterfly event at Rio 2016. Expect a lot more fan girls to be swooning over Joseph now!
Chad Le Clos (South Africa, Swimming)
Chad (pictured here with his younger brother Jordan) also made history in Rio. He was part of a first ever three-way Olympic tie for second place with Michael Phelps and Laszlo Cseh in the 100m butterfly.
Camille Lacourt (France, Swimming)
Camille Lacourt’s smouldering good looks makes him more of an adonis than an Olympian. The Frenchman is a competitive swimmer and backstroke specialist.
Tom Daley (UK, Diving)
Tom Daley and his diving partner, Dan Goodfellow, took bronze in the synchronised diving event in Rio but they’ll always be No.1 heartthrobs in our eyes.
Morgan Mitchell (Australia, Athletics)
Morgan Mitchell runs fast and we’re sure she’ll take the fast track into many admiring male hearts with her track and field showing in Brazil.
Ning Zetao (China, Swimming)
Flawless abs? Check. Flawless face? Check. Flawless chest? Check. Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao is causing quite a stir in Rio and it’s not hard to see why!
Alex Morgan (US, Soccer)
She’s a FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion on the field, but off it Alex Morgan looks more like a model than a model soccer player.
Alex Ranghieri (Italy, Volleyball)
This Italian hottie is making beach volleyball look good…real good. Alex and team mate, Adrian Carambula, are one of three Italian volleyball teams competing in Rio.
Darya Klishina (Russia, Long Jump)
A lethal combination of beauty and power, long-jumper Darya is Russia’s only track and field athlete competing in this year’s Olympics after her many of her fellow sportsmen were implicated in a countrywide doping scandal.
Jacob Dalton (US, Gymnastics)
Jake Dalton picked up the sport when he was 6-years-old after watching a movie called “American Anthem” and thought gymnastics looked like the coolest sport in the world.
Ki Bo-Bae (South Korea, Archery)
Korea’s answer to Katniss Everdeen, Ki is literally Bae. The South Korean beauty is a pretty mean shot with her bow and arrow too. She is the world’s No. 3 ranked archer.
Nathan Adrian (US, Swimming)
Nathan was chosen as the new Tommy Hilfiger menswear ambassador earlier this year and we have to say, we like their taste in men. Fun fact? He’s single! Nathan recently came out of a relationship but said that he’s open to a new one “if the right person comes along.”
Michelle Janneke (Australia, Hurdles)
Michelle is an Australian hurdler and model, whose pre-race warm up (which involved dancing) went viral at the 2012 London games.
Pita Taufatofua (Tonga, Taekwondo)
Pita hasn’t even started competing yet but the Tonga flag-bearer was one of the highlights of the Rio opening ceremony with his well-oiled torso taking centre stage.
Paige McPherson (US, Taekwondo)
This half-Filipino, half-African American taekwondo champ is already a winner (she took home a bronze at the 2012 London games) but she’s vying for more medals in Rio.
Jacqueline Carvalho (Brazil, Volleyball)
Jaqueline has legs for days and already has two gold medals in Beijing and London under her belt but there’s nothing like victory on home soil so here’s hoping this talented lady triumphs in Rio too.
Arthur Nory (Brazil, Gymnastics)
This Brazilian native could turn even the most casual sports observer into a hard-core fan. He’ll be representing his country in the following events: pommel horse, vault, horizontal bar, parallel bars, floor exercise, rings, individual and team all-around.
The Entire Brazilian Men's Gymnastics Team
In fact, let’s just take a moment to appreciate the whole of Brazil’s men gymnastics team why don’t we. Catch them in action in Rio!