Meet The Embarrassing Ethiopian Swimmer - Robel the Whale
Meet Robel the Whale: Ethiopian swimmer displays a very unathletic paunch for 100 metres... And finishes last by half a lap.

1. Robel Kiros Habte was swimming in the Preliminary Men's 100m Freestyle @MailOnline on Twitter

Robel Kiros Habte was swimming in the Preliminary Men's 100m Freestyle    @MailOnline on Twitter

2. 'Overweight & embarrassingly slow': Twitter went into meltdown as the portly swimmer fell behind his competitors almost immediately and ended the race half a length behind @MailOnline on Twitter

'Overweight & embarrassingly slow': Twitter went into meltdown as the portly swimmer fell behind his competitors almost immediately and ended the race half a length behind   @MailOnline on Twitter

3. Off the pace: The TV caught the embarrassing moment showing Habte a full half length off the pace in the heats but he got a cheer from the crowd for his effort @MailOnline on Twitter

Off the pace: The TV caught the embarrassing moment showing Habte a full half length off the pace in the heats but he got a cheer from the crowd for his effort @MailOnline on Twitter

4. And they're off! Of the 59 competitors across the eight heats, the unfortunate swimmer was ranked 59th with a time of 1 minute 4.95 seconds @MailOnline on Twitter

And they're off! Of the 59 competitors across the eight heats, the unfortunate swimmer was ranked 59th with a time of 1 minute 4.95 seconds   @MailOnline on Twitter

5. Ready to go: Robel Kiros Habte prepares to take his place in lane five for his heat @MailOnline on Twitter

Ready to go: Robel Kiros Habte prepares to take his place in lane five for his heat   @MailOnline on Twitter

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