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Commonwealth Games 2018: 10 hottest athletes

Commonwealth Games 2018: 10 hottest athletes

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Text: Adibah Isa

The 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast brings together more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations. Because everyone likes to objectify men, we present 10 of the hottest

1. Calvyn Justus, South Africa
The first swimmer to book a Commonwealth Games spot last year, the 22-year-old athlete recently finished fourth in his heat, which will lead him straight to the semis. The Olympic swimmer is also a YouTube content creator and model, with an Instagram feed that'll make you jealous of his portrayed life.

 

2. Callum Hawkins, Scotland
The 25-year-old British distance runner possesses boy-next-door looks and legs that could go for miles. Who else is getting young Orlando Bloom vibes?

 

3. Chad le Clos, South Africa
The most notable name on our thirst list, the 25-year-old South African swimmer is an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion who's raced alongside Michael Phelps and our own Joseph Schooling.

 

4. David Nyika, New Zealand
Born into a family of boxers, 22-year-old Kiwi David Nyika is "long, dark and strong" — other people's words, not ours. Since his arrival into Gold Coast, he's been dubbed as a "pint of Guinness", seeking gold medals in two different weight classes.

 

5. Adam Gemili, England
You could probably credit Adam Gemili's dark, brooding looks to his Iranian and Moroccan roots. The 24-year-old Londoner has sprinted in the Olympics, coming in fourth at Rio. This Commonwealth turn, he's going for gold.

 

6. Tyrone Smith, Bermuda
While the 33-year-old grew up in Chicago, the Bermuda-born long jumper flies the Bermuda flag — literally. He was the flag bearer at the Rio Olympics as well as the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

 

7. Hakimi Ismail, Malaysia
Triple jumper and Malaysia's flag bearer Hakimi Ismail recently broke his own SEA Games record in Kuala Lumpur last year, retaining the gold medal.

 

8. Virdhawal Khade, India
Making chest hair great again, 26-year-old Virdhawal Khade was once the youngest ever Indian swimmer to qualify for the Olympics in 2008. The swimmer recently advanced to the 50m butterfly semifinals in the Commonwealth Games.

 

9. Declan Carruthers, Australia
Touted as Australia's next best thing in pole vaulting, 20-year-old Declan Carruthers was inspired to pursue the sport when he watched fellow Aussie Steve Hooker win gold at the Beijing Olympics.

 

10. David Rudisha, Kenya
Middle-distance runner David Rudisha is one of the hottest names in the Commonwealth Games, for good reason — the 29-year-old is a two-time Olympic 800 meters champion. He also scores daddy points for training with his daughter, which he showed on Instagram.

 

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