Ethiopia: TPLF sends an overweight Tigrayan swimmer who finishes last in the 100 metres

By DailyMail

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?

Dale Miller was more understanding and said: 'Ethiopia's Robel Kiros Habte finishes half a lap behind other swimmers in 100m free heat.

'Gets huge cheer after finishing. Love it'.

The Ethiopian Olympic team has sent 35 competitors to the games in Rio but has not yet won any medals.