Ethiopian swimmer Robel Kiros Habte displays an Olympic paunch before coming last by half a length!
Robel Kiros Habte (pictured), from Ethiopia, was swimming in the Preliminary Men’s 100m Freestyle heats at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
An Ethiopian Olympic swimmer took his place in the 100m heats but only managed to finish half a lap behind everyone else.
Robel Kiros Habte, from Ethiopia, was swimming in the Preliminary Men’s 100m Freestyle heats at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
Of the 59 competitors across the eight heats, the unfortunate swimmer was ranked 59th with a time of 1 minute 4.95 seconds.
Kyle Chalmers, from Australia, finished on top of the heat rounds with an astounding time of 47.9 seconds.
A total of 16 swimmers qualified to move on to the next round – the slowest of those being Nathan Adrian with a time of 48.58 seconds.
Twitter users took to the social network to comment on the tubby athlete.
Harold Siyaya wrote: ‘How in the world did this Ethiopian swimmer (Robel Habte) qualify for the Olympics?
‘Overweight & embarrassingly slow.’
Jai Bednall said: ‘First cheer at the #Rio2016 pool goes to Ethiopia’s Robel Habte. Not quite Eric the Eel but close.’
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