Ask Kyle Snyder what part of his own body he likes the most and the answer might surprise you. Snyder will compete in his first Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, having qualified in wrestling’s 97kg freestyle division, and has rippling muscles, minuscule body fat, rock-hard abs and a warm smile.

He also has a pair of ears that, to be moderately unkind, are rather grotesque — at least by common standards of appearance.