• Home  / 
  • News
  •  /  People On Twitter Are Drooling Over Team NZ’s Olympic Flag Bearers

People On Twitter Are Drooling Over Team NZ’s Olympic Flag Bearers

Meet Kiwi 49er sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

Meet Kiwi 49er sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

View this image ›

Buda Mendes / Getty Images

The athletes left the internet a little parched on Saturday when they carried New Zealand’s flag for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Paul Gilham / Getty Images

The four times world champions won the hearts of dehydrated Twitter users everywhere.

The pair are co-captains of the New Zealand Olympic team but have now been offered other responsibilities.

Phil Walter / Getty Images

Some were specific about which one caught their eye.

Others were less discerning.

I’M BENT OVER AND WAITING FOR THE NEW ZEALAND FLAG BEARERS.

— Christopher Clark (@heychristofur)

The two athletes each wore the kakahu (cloak) throughout the ceremony.

Phil Walter / Getty Images

But the internet has decided they’ve won this Olympics already.

So do yourself a favour!














Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Gina Rushton is a breaking news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

Leave a comment: