From Henan province, he moved to the swimming team of the People’s Liberation Navy from his provincial swimming team in 2007. “He is not especially talented, but he listens to the coach and learn every stroke carefully,” his previous coach Guo Hongyan told Henan Daily.
“This title is significant for Chinese swimming development,” Chen Yunpeng, the former head coach of national swimming team told Xinhua New Agency. In the past, short-distance free style swimming competitions were dominated by players from Western countries.
These achievements are not a first. In the 12th National Games of 2013, he broke the Asian record for the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle competition, proving his skills in the pool.
Aside from his excellent swimming abilities, Ning is also getting attention for his cool looks. His straight nose, big eyes, masculine figure and an army background are bringing him legions of fans.
According to an analysis by Chen Yunpeng, Ning’s advantages stem from his height of 1.91 meters and 80-kilogram weight, which allow him to glide through the water with little obstruction. Ning also has coach Ye Jin, who has cultivated talents like Qi Hui, behind him. Coupled with the discipline he learned in the army, it seems nothing can stop Ning from growing into a promising swimmer.