London 2012 Olympics: 15 Hottest Male Swimmers (Medalists Only)

Who else is going through swimming withdrawal? The second week of the Olympics isn’t the same without my nightly fix of hot guys with swimmer builds. Since quitting cold turkey is never a good idea, I thought I’d drool over the Olympic swimmers one more time. I figure if divers, gymnasts and wrestlers were all ranked on Homorazzi, it was about time swimmers did as well.

Given that there are way too many swimmers to go through, I decided to base my Top 15 Hottest Male Swimmers rankings solely on those who won a medal at the 2012 London Olympics. If they didn’t make the podium, they weren’t in contention. So, please no angry comments how I erroneously neglected your favorites. That said, I would love to know which swimmers were your favorites that didn’t win a medal. It doesn’t hurt to look at gorgeous also-rans. Without further ado, let the games begin.

Top 15 Hottest Male Swimmers

15. Cesar Cielo

Age: 25

Bronze – Men’s 50m Freestyle

Giving a smoldering pose in the changeroom. I can think of something else he can give *wink*

14. Yang Sun

Country: China
Age: 20

Gold – Men’s 400m Freestyle
Gold – Men’s 1500m Freestyle
Silver – Men’s 200m Freestyle
Bronze – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Yung certainly cleaned house in the pool. Who knew the Bieber haircut was so popular in China?

13. Michael Jamieson

Country: Great Britain
Age: 24

Silver – Men’s 200m Breaststroke

Gotta love a boy who has big enough ears to grab onto 😉

12. Nikita Lobintsev

Country: Russia
Age: 23

Bronze – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

I’d like to check out this Russian’s Kremlin.

11. Cullen Jones

Country: United States of America
Age: 28

Gold – Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay
Silver – Men’s 50m Freestyle
Silver – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Not only does he disprove the theory that black men can’t swim, but Cullen looks good doing it.

10. Chad le Clos

Country: South Africa
Age: 20

Gold – Men’s 200m Butterfly
Silver – Men’s 100m Butterfly

OMG, did I just win? Yes you did, you sexy South African.

9. Oussama Mellouli

Country: Tunisia
Age: 28

Bronze – Men’s 1500m Freestyle

If they grow all Tunisians like Mellouli over there, I need to make a pilgrimage to that country immediately.

8. James Magnussen

Country: Australia
Age: 21

Silver – Men’s 100m Freestyle
Bronze – Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay

Smooth or hairy, James is one guy who’s backstroke I’d like to check out 😉 Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi

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7. Daniel Gyurta

Country: Hungary
Age: 23

Gold – Men’s 200m Breaststroke

I’d like to see this tasty Hungarian in a Bel Ami film 😉 I’m sure he has one big “Budapest”.

6. Cameron van der Burgh

Country: South Africa
Age: 24

Gold – Men’s 100m Breaststroke

I loved that Cameron just laid on the ropes after winning the gold medal waiting for his competitors to feel him up congratulate him.

5. Thiago Pereira

Country: Brazil
Age: 26

Silver – Men’s 400m Individual Medley

Obrigado Brazil, for this tasty side of beef.

4. Ryan Lochte

Country: United States of America
Age: 28

Gold – Men’s 400m Individual Medley
Gold – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Silver – Men’s 200m Individual Medley
Silver – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Bronze – Men’s 200m Backstroke

Going into the Olympics, I was ready to crown Lochte as the hottest guy, but his post-race interviews after losing were painful to listen to and watch. Someone needs some PR training. That said, he’s still cute enough to make my Top 5.

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3. Evgeny Lagunov

Country: Russia
Age: 26

Bronze – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

How adorable is this rosy-cheeked Russian? No wonder the Cold War ended with hotties like this to thaw the frigid tension.

2. Nathan Adrian

Country: United States of America
Age: 23

Gold – Men’s 100m Freestyle
Gold – Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay
Silver – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

I have to say, I have the biggest crush on Nathan right now. There’s just something about him that makes me all tingly. Perhaps, it’s that infectious smile of his. The abs and obliques don’t hurt either.

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1. Florent Manaudou

Country: France
Age: 21

Gold – Men’s 50m Freestyle

Well bonjour Florent. He won gold in London and won gold in my hottie Olympics. I’d like to storm his Bastille. He is one sexy Frenchman. Everything about him is parfait. From that mischievious smile, sexy tattoos, to that tongue piercing. It all works.

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Honorable Mentions

Even though only medalists qualified for my countdown, I had to single out the following four guys. Each of them would’ve easily made my list had they walked away with a medal. Here’s hoping they make the podium in 2016 in Rio.

  • Luca Dotto: Italy, 22
  • Barry Murphy: Ireland, 26
  • Francois Heersbrandt: Belgium, 22
  • Liam Tancock: Great Britain, 27

What do you of think of my rankings? Did I rank someone too high or too low? Did I snub one of your favorites? Sound off below.

  • Jay

    Nathan Adrian is the hottest male swimmer in London Olympics.

  • Steve-O

    Nathan Adrian Yum!!! All 6ft 6 of him!!!

  • Justin

    omg how can you put sun yang as the hottest asian swimmer when there was two time silver medalist park tae hwan who is so much hotter than the fugly sun yang. after recently admitting to cheating i think you should take off cameron van der burgh

  • Cear

    Huge Nathan Adrian fan & thank you for introducing me to Evgeny Lagunov!! (btw your subtitle says “Top 15 Hottest Male DIVERS”)

  • Sam

    @Justin: yes, it does seem like this list has a bit of tokenism. i.e. “who’s the first non-white athlete I can find?” But at least there’s less whitewashing. Donovan deserves credit for that 🙂

    That last list of hot Olympians was frankly depressing. I understand that Donovan’s lists of male model spotlights usually never feature Asian guys, but I don’t mind that since it’s Donovan’s list–not a list representing Homorazzi as a whole. But I thought that the Olympic list should have been more diverse, since it seemed to be a list selected on behalf of Homorazzi.

    Anyway, this list is a step forward in my mind. Beauty comes in all colors, right?

    Thank you, Donovan. And yes, I know I’m being critical, but Homorazzi is a bit part of my daily rituals.

  • @sam I have featured Asians in my Model Behavior and Man Crush features. So funny, how I can never win no matter what I post. Oh well… C’est la vie.

  • Jay

    Nathan Adrian is half Chinese.

  • I agree with your #1 pick. Florent came out of nowhere to win and when he stuck out his tongue, it was all over for me. 🙂 Thanks for making these lists and sharing all the eye candy.

  • lukasrossi

    RACIST. You just put an Asian there just not to be stereotyped, yet ranked almost at the bottom.

  • Zlatan’s Girl

    Gurl, google Camille Lacourt.

    His absence makes this list invalid.

  • Sam

    Hi Donovan,

    Thanks for replying. I never said you “never feature” Asians, I simply said “usually never” 😉

    All I was trying to suggest is that there’s a difference between tokenism and true diversity. I never, however, in a million years, would accuse homorazzi or its contributors of racism itself. That’s going one step too far IMO.

    One of the reasons why so many Asians living in the west have a dislike of their appearance is due to the invisibility of Asians in the media; and of course, the fact that when they do see Asians in the media or on blogs it’s usually in token references. I hope that Homorazzi visitors of all colors can see a part of themselves in this site and go, “Okay… so I might not be accepted everywhere, but I belong on Homorazzi. This is where I can see myself fitting… :-)”

    I know it’s a bit grandiose, but that’s what I feel as a non-white person living in the west. Visibility is important. Diversity is better.

    Anyway, I hope you don’t feel that my words were an attack.
    Because, believe it or not, I have a great deal of respect for the contributors of this site.


  • Justin

    im saying if your gonna put an asian up there why put an ugly one when there is a cuter looking one available google search park tae hwan. hes probably the hottest asian swimmer.

  • Chris

    Chad de Clos gets my vote ;P

    As for Ryan Lochte, yes, he does sound like a dumbass, and probably is one in real life. Still hot, anyway.

  • Bob

    Umm, Park Tae-Hwan is not attractive sorry. There are tons of hot asian men in the world but he ain’t one; though he does have a gold medal or two so who cares! haha.

  • Mike B.

    If Jones is black, Adrian is asian. There. Also, Adrian’s #1 in my book by a long shot.

  • Noooooooooo ! You forgot who’s actually the hottest, and for a long time: Eamon Sullivan from Australia!

  • @[email protected] Eamon Sullivan didn’t win any medals at the 2012 Olympics thereby not in eligible for this list at the title stipulates.

  • Eric

    I checked out Park Tae-Hwan, and it’s just silly to say that Sun Yang is “ugly” and that Park Tae-Hwan is “so much hotter.”

    If someone finds Park Tae-Hawn hot, that’s great for them. But by conventional standards of handsomeness, he’s nowhere near as good-looking as Sun Yang, so don’t act like it’s ridiculous when others see it differently.

  • I did not notice Florent Manaudou was such a hottie after the 50m free but I did come home to my step-father joking that my mother had crush on Manaudou. Now, after I saw the tattoos and the piercing, I admit – mommy knows best.