Ten of Australia’s Best Olympic Medal Hopes Tokyo 2020
As the world’s biggest international multi-sport event comes closer, the excitement to watch leading athletes and sports stars is mounting. Australia, who has hosted the Olympics in the past, is the country of incredible talent in every game you name. From rugby stars to strapping boxers, irrepressible surfers and precocious sorcerers, the country is home to living legends (http://olympics.com.au/olympians) and one of the exceptional talents of all time. This time around, following Aussies, would be the eye of the Games:
1. Mikey Wright
Reared in a surfing family alongside two professional surfers, Brother Owen and Sister Tyler, Wright has proved himself a pro in the world of surfing. Everything Mikey does is stupendous! His surfing style is stormy; he instinctive surfing is exactly the thing that the World Surf League needs to bring back free surfing onsite. His talent has landed him at the next place to his big sister Tyler.
2. James Spithill
This Sydney-born yachtsman is the youngest ever winner of America’s Cup and two-time winner of America’s Cup for Oracle Team USA. He is known for his dexterous talent and impressive rowing style. He has gained much fame because of his terrific forward roll in a helicopter.
3. Elijah Winnington
The name we all would be cheering at the 2020 Olympics. Elijah Winnington has a remarkable swimming career with 26 National Age Championship gold medals. Not only did he bag Junior World Record in the 200-meter freestyle set at the Queensland State Championships State titles but also he won his first open National Title in Adelaide in the 400m freestyle. Trained by Richard Scarce at the Bond University, Winnington is passionate about building an illustrious career in swimming.
4. Nick Kyrgios
This 24 year-old tennis star is the second-highest ranked Australian in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings. Kyrgios has secured 5 ATP titles and he calls his unpredictable serves as his strength. Also Kyrgios is the founding contributor of the website and has invested financially in the digital athletic platform, PlayersVoice.
5. Taniela Tupou
This Tongan-borne rugby player qualifies for Australia by residency. Having represented Australia in international rugby, Taniela Tupou plays for the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby and has registered himself as a Wallabies regular. According to Queensland Reds Brad Thorne’s coach, Tongan Thor’s power combined with his zeal and dynamism, can take him to the world’s top tighthead prop in the next 15 years.
6. Tom Rogic
Being part of Australia’s national football league that will perhaps go down as one of the country’s most unpretentious, Rogic has emerged as one of Australia’s few footballing stars. Blessed with a valuable gift of making striking goals, Rogic has secured 45 laurels for Australia and has also represented the country in Futsal.
7. Joseph Deng
This 20-year-old middle-distance runner is known for his ability to run sprint distances. Deng vaunts 47.25 over the 400 meters and a wind-aided 22.24 200 meters. He teems with speed and having already broken the 1min 45 sec mark and Australian 800m record, he is gonna be a threat to the champs in Olympics Games in 2020.
8. Sally Pearson
Pearson is the Olympic and World champion in the 100 meters hurdles having won a silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2013 World Championships. Entering into the games, she had won 32 races of 34 starts in the 100 meters hurdles and setting an Olympic record with a time of 12:35 sec. Pearson’s 2012 Olympics campaign was one of the most overriding shows by an Australian athlete.
9. Sam Kerr
Sorcerers rarely miss the chance to play for Barcelona and Chelsea but this star did so by preferring her hometown club Perth Glory to the European giants. As an all-time leading goal scorer in US National Women’s Soccer League, Kerr is the captain of Australia Women’s National Soccer Team known as the Matildas. She has secured twice Australia’s Julie Dolan medal. With remarkable intuitive abilities coupled with briskness, Kerr will be the star of Olympics.
10. Awer Mabil
A player having accomplished on and off the field, Awer Mabil is a Kenyan-born Australian player that plays for FC Midtjylland as a winger. Having bagged National Youth League Player of the Year, FFA U20 Male Player of the Year and Rising Star Awards, Mabil has a remarkable ability to score big.
The Games of the Olympiad is in the offing and Australia which has produced the bulk of sports stars, will snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. These prominent Australian figures will win the hearts of their fans across the globe.
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