July 23, 2021, the curtain lifts on the highly anticipated Games of the XXXII Olympiad with the highly-anticipated Opening Ceremony.
Running from 23 July to 8 August 2021, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will see metals awarded in 339 events across 33 sports encompassing 46 disciplines.
Here’s a guide to what to expect from the Olympic Games in 2021.
1 Simone Biles (USA), Gymnastics
The world’s greatest gymnast won four gold medals and one bronze in Rio in 2016 and is aiming to become the first women to win back-to-back all-around titles since Vera Caslavska in 1968.
2 Katie Ledecky (USA), Swimming
It would be a major upset if Katie Ledecky did not add to her six Olympic medals in her third Games. The 24-year-old is expected to compete in up to six events, including the women’s 1500m, which is appearing in an Olympics for the first time. Ledecky is virtually unbeatable in this event and holds the world record holder, among others.
3 Allyson Felix (USA), Athletics
Allyson Felix returns for her fifth (and final) Olympic Games. The American sprinter already has six Olympic gold medals and three silvers, which makes her the most successful female athlete in history. By winning one more, she will equal Carl Lewis's record for an athlete from the United States.
4 Shi Tingmao (China), Diving
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia won the women's doubles 3-meter springboard competition, and later won the women's 3-meter springboard individual gold medal. She will be a strong contender for the women’s 3-meter springboard diving championship in this Olympics.
5 Ma Long (China), Table Tennis
Ma Long, the first “Super Grand Slam” male player in the history of table tennis to integrate the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, Asian Games, Asian Championships, Asian Cup, Tour Finals, National Games singles champions, and also a successor to Barnau Victor and Zhuang Zedong are the third consecutive World Championship men's singles winner in history , and the ITTF men's singles world ranking first for the most months and longest consecutive months. He will be a strong contender for the men’s table tennis championship in this Olympics.
There are a lot of other excellent athletes will show up in this Olympics, which athlete are you most looking forward to seeing?
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