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25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo Olympics

American gymnast Simone Biles is the defending Olympic champion in the particular person all-around, and if the high-flying 24-year-old wins in Tokyo she will probably be the first lady to repeat since Vera Caslavska in 1968. Many take into account Biles to be the best gymnast of all time. Over the previous few years, she has astounded us with never-before-seen strikes; there at the moment are 4 authentic expertise which are named after her. And earlier this 12 months she turned the first lady to land the Yurchenko double pike vault in competition.

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Updated 1:22 PM ET, Wed July 14, 2021

American gymnast Simone Biles is the defending Olympic champion in the particular person all-around, and if the high-flying 24-year-old wins in Tokyo she will probably be the first lady to repeat since Vera Caslavska in 1968. Many take into account Biles to be the best gymnast of all time. Over the previous few years, she has astounded us with never-before-seen strikes; there at the moment are 4 authentic expertise which are named after her. And earlier this 12 months she turned the first lady to land the Yurchenko double pike vault in competition.

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Thousands of athletes from greater than 200 international locations will probably be competing in this 12 months’s Summer Olympics.

Here are 25 who we will probably be watching intently as the Games progress. Some, like Simone Biles above, are already world superstars. Some you may be listening to about for the first time.

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