The Olympic Games get underway in mid July and already we’re seeing adverts across our TVs with many of Team GB’s hopefuls, while many stars are now beginning to land in Japan ahead of final preparations.
The Opening Ceremony welcomes the start of the Games on July 23, with it not yet known who will be the flag bearer for Team GB. Although there are plenty of contenders. From the likes of the Brownlee Brothers to the poster girl of the Games for GB, Dina Asher-Smith, there are plenty who are contenders, while many more could be destined for medals. Ahead of the Games getting underway, we’ve highlighted our top five athletes we’ll be cheering on in Tokyo this summer…
There’s plenty of talk already about Dina Asher-Smith who has plenty of medals to her name, including an Olympic Bronze in the 4 x 100m relay in Rio, and she’s certainly one of the most talked about names here at Moon Bingo.
Across our bingo site there’s a lot of love for the Londoner, and her eyes are well and truly on the prize given the number of British records she’s been breaking.
— Olympics (@Olympics) April 14, 2021
KJT was in the shadow of Jessica Ennis-Hill for some time but has risen from the shadows to become one of the most exciting prospects this summer. The 28-year-old Liverpudlian won Gold in the heptathlon at the 2019 World Championships and has her focus firmly on picking up an Olympic Medal.
She won Gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, with the only thing that could affect her over the next few months being injury, given she hasn’t competed this year in order to recover from an achilles problem.
Laura Kenny already has four Olympic Gold medals to her name and is among the favourites to pick up more in the velodrome this summer. She’s one of the fiercest competitors in cycling and also has seven World Championship Golds to her name.
Alongside her husband Sir Jason Kenny they’ll be looking to make further history this summer, with Laura looking to extend her lead as Britain’s most successful Olympic female competitor, as well as Jason looking to become the outright record holder when it comes to British Golds.
Britain have really excelled in boxing at the Olympics over the last few Games, including the likes of Anthony Joshua, Nicola Adams, and Luke Campbell, who have all gone on to have great careers in the professional game. Pat McCormack offers a lot of hope for GB this time around, with the light-welterweight picking up Commonwealth and European Games titles in recent times. He’s expected to be among the favourites going into Tokyo, with Russian star Andrey Zamkovoy likely to be his main challenger, if Russia compete.
While Adam Peaty will be the main man for GB in the pool this year, having already secured a number of Olympic Golds, Duncan Scott will also prove to be one to watch. He’s been a key man in the team events for GB in recent years and won Bronze in the World Championships freestyle last year.