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

"Everybody go home, we have a winner"

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Meet Kiwi 49er sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

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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.

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

No! I'm not currently googling New Zealand's male model flag bearers! Gosh! #OpeningCeremony

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

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Some were specific about which one caught their eye.

yooo the guy NEXT to the New Zealand flag bearer could plant his seeds in my athlete's garden, if you know what I mean #OpeningCeremony

Others were less discerning.


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

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And both won silver medals at the 2012 Games.

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

New Zealand put two hot boys in wool capes up front. Everybody go home, we have a winner. #OpeningCeremony

So do yourself a favour!

Do yourself a favour and check out the New Zealand flag bearers 🔥 #OpeningCeremony #Rio2016

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