Rio Olympics 2016: Exciting Stories About Athletes

Rio Olympics 2016

While the state of affairs is problematic, after all, it’s Rio Olympics 2016, a time for peace between enemies and rivalry between friends! Are you not excited yet? Well, maybe I know what can help. Beautiful beaches of Rio de Janiero! Volleyball on the Copacabana! Here are exciting stories about Rio Olympics athletes.

Biles make her long-awaited debut:

At last, the extraordinarily talented Simone Biles is granted a chance to conquer the Olympics, and the zealous athlete won’t stop there. The decorated 19-year-old has earned world all-around champion three times since her rise to international stardom in 2013, and she is determined to earn the title of the Greatest American gymnast of all time.

Fraser-Pryce aiming high:

Another renowned Jamaican athlete, 29-year-old Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is looking to reach a new ambitious benchmark of being the first Olympian to win three consecutive gold medals in the 100m. (The final’s set to be held at 2.35 am on 13.08.2016.) She’s been the most dominant female sprinter in the event, facing her country by winning the third world title last year. Right now it seems nobody can even come close to catching up to Fraser, but we shall see if she gets challenged.

Murray defending his title:

With Roger Federer’s injury and Rafael Nadal’s health issues forcing them to forgo their shot at glory this year, the famed Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are predicted to face each other in the men’s tennis final. Four years after Murray masterfully outplayed both Djokovic and Federer in London claiming his prize, the tireless athlete intends to challenge and best his opponents yet again. But Djokovic doesn’t get complacent either, to the delight of fans, the star wants to redeem his disappointing performance against Sam Querrey in Beijing in 2008 and ace the competition.

Bolt ready to conquer one last time:

Usain Bolt has been cursed with a string of mediocre performances recently, but the world’s fastest man isn’t planning on slowing down just yet. The sports legend intends to complete a first ever triple-triple by defending the 100m, 200m, and the 4 x 100-meter relay titles he earned in Beijing and London, earning him next to unattainable track record of athletic achievement. The celebrated sprinter is ending his career in style. Bolt couldn’t attend the Olympics trials due to a hamstring injury, but the fans were immediately reassured after his stellar performance at the anniversary games.

Brazil Might go home empty-handed?

For 2 years Brazil mourned their much reminiscent of the infamous “Maracanazo” heartbreaking defeat against Germany, raising concerns for the future of the national sport. Last year The Country of Football was knocked out of Copa América in the quarterfinals, testing the faith of the most die-hard fans, which are haunted by the fact that no Brazilian athletes have ever won a single Olympic gold medal to this date.

Ledecky to blow her rivals out of the water:

The up-and-coming Katie Ledecky was merely 15 years of age when she caught everybody by surprise, effortlessly beating the competition, winning the 800m freestyle in London and the American, and the promising swimmer looks even more invincible since then, after becoming the first swimmer to sweep the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1,500m freestyle events at last year’s world championships. Experts foresee great future for the young gun

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Mariangel Silva
Mariangel Silva is a senior reporter on NY Daily. Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from McGill University.

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