Many people know that Ning Zetao started from the Incheon Asian Games. In fact, as early as 2013, Ning Zetao had already made his mark. In that years National Games, Ning Zetao broke the Asian record of mens 100-meter freestyle with 48.27 seconds. That was the first time that he broke the record. Henan young man has become a new force in Chinese mens swimming since then.
But what really shocked the swimming world was the Incheon Asian Games in 2014, which was the stage for Ning Zetaos personal performance. Ning Zetao won the heaviest 100-meter freestyle gold medal and broke his Asian record by swimming 47.70 seconds in the final. He became the first yellow swimmer to swim 48 seconds. Ning Zetaos performance alone is enough to be recorded in the history of Asian swimming. Its hard to calm down now. This achievement is too important for me! Because Asians never swim within 48 seconds, this breakthrough shows that we can challenge Europeans and Americans. Ning Zetao shouted such a bold adverbial at that time, which proved that he really did it, and even defeated the immortal Europeans and Americans.
Whats more shocking is that Ning Zetao, in the final freestyle relay of the mens 100-meter Medley in the finale show, led the Chinese team to reverse the Japanese team with his own strength and won the heaviest gold medal. As an on-site commentary, Mr. Han Qiaosheng shouted with great excitement that China was the champion, especially when Ning Zetao finished his last pass, it was a boiling pot! Ning Zetao is a Chinese soldier! Flagship in the water! Hes approaching the Japanese player, the final sprint! Defeat Japan! Come on. Good China! Ning Zetao is good! Congratulations on China winning the championship! Mr. Han roared hoarsely and exhaustively to express his feelings about Ning Zetaos retrograde attack on the Japanese.
Why do Chinese people value this gold medal so much? The last time China beat Japan in this event, it was in the 1990 Beijing Asian Games, and Ning Zetao was not yet born! No matter how much the opponent pulls us, I will try my best to recover. Ning Zetaos answer was strong, and the mixed finals were so refreshing. In Incheon, Ning Zetao overwhelmed Park Taihuan, who fought at home, and even overwhelmed Sun Yang, who won three gold and one silver medals, to become the new God of swimming in Asia. Close the office satisfactorily. Thank you for your concern and support. I will continue to March forward, thank Incheon and goodbye to Korea. Ning Zetao wrote in his microblog on the occasion of his departure from the Asian Games that he had stated that his goal was to look to his idol Phelps, and there was indeed a bigger breakthrough waiting for him.
Shortly after the Asian Games, Ning Zetao participated in the National Swimming Championship. As a result, he swimmed 47.65 seconds in the final of the mens 100-meter freestyle, setting an Asian record for the third time, and making great efforts for the next World Championship.
Ning Zetao in Kazan World Championship is the most glorious moment of his career. Ning Zetao became the first Asian swimmer to qualify for the final in the mens 100-meter freestyle event in history. He made history again in the championship contest. He won the gold medal in 47.84 seconds and became the first Asian swimmer to win the world mens 100-meter freestyle event. Ning Zetao completed this feat in 317 days, from the first World War of Incheon Asian Games in September 2014 to the worlds top of Kazan World Championship in July 2015.
In the first 50 meters, I know I have to go out. I believe in my future. Only when I rush out in the front, can I win in the back. This World Championship is a very valuable experience. Everything is like a dream. I am yellow, I am Chinese, I did it today! It proves to the whole world that Chinese people have a place in the world!! __________ Ning Zetao said excitedly that the moment he won the championship, the scene in which he shouted his arms in the swimming pool is unforgettable. When Ning Zetao first touched the wall, commentator Zhou Yafei hoarsely shouted: 47 seconds 84! Champion! Really incredible, incredible last 5 meters! How exciting! Ning Zetao is really a talented player, which is of great significance. After several generations of efforts, Chinese mens swimming has finally made history. Ning Zetao 100 even surpassed Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam winner, and Sun Yang, who won the third consecutive World Championship, in a survey called which record was even greater. His popularity was even higher than that at the Incheon Asian Games.
Because of knee injury, Ning Zetao, who specializes in short-distance freestyle, changed the history of Chinese and even Asian mens short-distance freestyle. It took only 317 days to achieve a two-stage leap from Asian flying fish to world flying fish.
After overnight setbacks in becoming a national male god, he is still the worlds top man
Ning Zetao is as tall as 1.9 meters, wearing thin clothes, stripping meat, exquisite facial features, bursting watch, so that millions of female fans crazy. In the World Championships, with hard power, the monopoly of European and American swimmers was broken in the short distance swimming world. As a newly promoted male god in the swimming world, after the retirement of Yao Ming, Li Na and Liu Xiang, three Chinese flag sports stars, Ning Zetao was widely believed in the industry to fill the vacuum of Chinese sports super idols and become a new generation of national idols.
After the breakthrough, Ningzetaos commercial value also soared. The booming fan economy alone is enough to fill Ning Zetaos pockets. Some experts have predicted that, in view of Ningzetaos super-high popularity and face value, only female fanseconomy will produce more than 100 million yuan annually. For Ning Zetao, who was at the golden age of his career at that time, when he was only 22 years old, his business potential was generally valued, and it was estimated that the average annual business value would reach 200 million yuan in the next five years.
Unfortunately, in the 2016 Rio Olympic Year, Ning Zetao failed to prepare well for the Olympics for various reasons. As a result, Ning Zetaos performance is far from his highest level in the only Olympic journey of his career. He did not even reach the final in the 100-meter freestyle, and the 50-meter freestyle was a stop preliminary race. The relay events also failed to achieve results, leaving a great regret. Without the interference of off-site factors, Ning Zetao could continue from 2013 to 2015, possibly creating a greater miracle in Rio.
After the Rio Olympics, Ning Zetao, who was physically and mentally exhausted, began to recuperate - to see a doctor and accompany his family. Of course, he still had to face the question of whether to continue swimming or choose to stop there. But Ning Zetao did not give up. In January 2017, he found Coach Brown again, hoping to cooperate in a new way. He really wanted to go back to the pool with his last insistence on swimming and some little desire in his heart. At the end of May 2017, Ning Zetao met coach Brown again in Brisbane, aiming at the National Games more than three months later.
In Brisbane, Ning Zetao started training very early every day, and it was a very intense devil training. Why do you want to do this? Because he wants to swim faster, in Browns opinion, what Ning Zetao promised will be done. When he first arrived in Brisbane, Ning Zetaos muscles were relaxed and his abdominal muscles turned into a lump. But after three months of training, his beautiful and sexy abdominal muscles returned. He was going to Tianjin National Games to prove himself again, in order to make up for his regret of not participating in Budapest World Championship.
In Tianjin, Ning Zetao showed the performance of the worlds top players. Mens 100m freestyle, semi-final Ning Zetao swim to 48.11 seconds, the final hit again break through the 48 seconds mark. The Championship result of 47.92 seconds is only 0.08 seconds short of the time when he reached the top of Kazan in 2015. We should know that it is still the result of swimming in the National Games when he has few opponents. If we put the intensity of the competition and the stimulation of the opponents on the world championship, Ning Zetao is at least a strong competitor for the medals.
What will happen to the final of the Budapest World Championship in 47.92 seconds? American starlet Dreiser won the championship in 47.17 seconds, but runner-up Adrian 47.87 seconds, third-place Frenchman Metra 47.89 seconds, almost the same result as Ningzetao National Games final. Ning Zetaos 47.92 seconds will tie Australias McVoy for fourth place in the Budapest World Championship. The excitement of the World Championships is far from comparable to that of the National Games. In Budapest, Ning Zetaos condition at that time may not be enough to defeat Dressel, but there is absolutely great hope of getting on the podium.
Dare to say goodbye to his glorious life has just begun
Hypothesis exists in everyday life of all kinds of people. If Ning Zetao did not go to the heavens step by step in the world championship, but made gradual progress step by step, what would be the result of the Rio Olympic Games? Can the Tokyo cycle create more miracles? No one can give an answer. Before Rio, some off-court factors directly affected Ning Zetaos training and competition. Such a potential is far from being exploited to maximize the new superstar, so it has come to the present end.
It is certainly not Ning Zetaos fault to have a figure, good looks and achievements, but the follow-up development is not satisfactory. Imagine that if the world championship wins a medal and Rio Olympics climbs to a higher peak next year, Ning Zetaos value may be greater. But what happened is that it did not make much sense to go back, but it was artificial. Its a pity for Chinese swimming and Chinese sports.
Everyone has the right to choose the trajectory of life. Ning Zetao chose to retire at the age of 26. Perhaps it is a helpless move or the time has come. However, the evaluation of his swimming career will be positive. He broke the Asian record of 100-meter freestyle three times and won the highest podium in the world championship. This is an achievement that no one can erase. Although he has been playing for the national team for a short time, Ning Zetaos name has been written into the history of swimming in China and even Asia.
Its not easy for any athlete who has reached the summit to wave goodbye when he is still very young. Perhaps Ning Zetao was really tired and tired of dealing with various complex relationships. He had hoped to continue swimming, but it was not necessarily a good thing for him to lose his aura and start a new journey of life. Not everyone has the courage to make such a choice. In fact, with Ning Zetaos current level of competence and his high popularity, as long as he occasionally participates in competitions, maintains a certain degree of exposure, and wants to make money with his own brand, it is absolutely not difficult. After all, there are so many fans and businessmen behind him to support him, but let go of life again, everyone will support him. His choice. Coach Brown once said to Ning Zetao: Swimming is a dull sport, swimming is not the whole of life. While training in Australia, Ning Zetao enjoyed the joyment of swimming while enjoying the beauty of free life. Now he does not have to bear more pressure, he can really do Ning Zetao without scruple. Source: Netease Sports Author: Leons Editor-in-Charge: Luting_NS5242
Its not easy for any athlete who has reached the summit to wave goodbye when he is still very young. Perhaps Ning Zetao was really tired and tired of dealing with various complex relationships. He had hoped to continue swimming, but it was not necessarily a good thing for him to lose his aura and start a new journey of life. Not everyone has the courage to make such a choice. In fact, with Ning Zetaos current level of competence and his high popularity, as long as he occasionally participates in competitions, maintains a certain degree of exposure, and wants to make money with his own brand, it is absolutely not difficult. After all, there are so many fans and businessmen behind him to support him, but let go of life again, everyone will support him. His choice.
Coach Brown once said to Ning Zetao: Swimming is a dull sport, swimming is not the whole of life. While training in Australia, Ning Zetao enjoyed the joyment of swimming while enjoying the beauty of free life. Now he does not have to bear more pressure, he can really do Ning Zetao without scruple.