Chinese swimmer who specializes in the sprint freestyle events. He won the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Russia. He has competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio as part of China's swim team.
He was featured in a BuzzFeed article called People Can't Stop Talking About This Hot Olympic Swimmer in 2016 which received over half a million views.
He broke the Asian records with 47.70 in the 100 meter freestyle at the 2014 Asian Games.
He was born an only child to parents Ning Feng and Liu Wnhong. He first began swimming at the age of 8 to overcome his fear of water.
He beat South Korea's Park Tae-hwan and Japan's Shioura Shinri in the 100 meter freestyle at the 2014 Asian Games to clinch the new Asian record.