Tuesday, May 24

Olympians: the 10 sports stars who could make history at Tokyo 2020 (and which ones are from Latin America)

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Simone Biles

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Simone Biles, the best gymnast in history, is on her way to consolidate her legend at Tokyo 2020.

Those in Tokyo will be the first Olympic Games in 17 years that will not have the two historical giants of the Olympics: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt (winner of 9 gold medals) and American swimmer Michael Phelps (with 23 medals in his pocket) .

In addition, it will be an Olympic Games that take place one year later than planned due to the covid-19 pandemic and that, also due to the new coronavirus, will not have an attendance of the public at the level of previous editions.

However, elite athletes they are counting the days and the fans have their sights set on them. There are several who not only excelled in previous Rio 2016 games, but have also widely dominated their sports in recent years.

In BBC Mundo we present 10 of the most prominent stars that will take the Olympic Games. Tokyo, including our Latin American athletes they are closer to bathing in gold.


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