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The Olympic Athletes to Watch

205 nations, 300 events, and more than 10 million visitors. The 2012 London Olympic Games promise to be one of the most memorable and exciting sporting events in recent times.


Athletes to watch out for at the London 2012 Olympics are:

Rebecca Adlington: This double Olympic champion swimmer is the only British swimmer to have won two gold medals (400 m and 800 m) in more than 100 years. Adlington holds the world record time for the 800 m freestyle.Tony Azevedo: Azevedo is a three-time Olympian and Silver Medallist and the captain of the American Water Polo National Team. He is a six-time US Water Polo Athlete of the Year (2003-2009) and plays the attacker position.
Kenenisa Bekele: Holds world records in 10,000 m, 5000 m, 2000 m (indoor) and 2 mile (indoor) events. This Ethiopian athlete has won three Olympic golds and more than 20 gold medals in world championships.Mark Cavendish: This British road racing cyclist (sprinter) has won the Rainbow Jersey (World Championship), the Green Jersey (Tour de France) and 22 Tour de France stages. He also won the Milan San Remo classic in 2009.
Oksana Chusovitina: The gymnast Chusovitina has represented Uzbekistan, USSR and, most recently, Germany in her illustrious career. She holds the world record for the highest number of individual World Championship medals in a single event.Tom Daley: In 2009, this British diver became the world champion in the 10m platform final in Rome. He also won two gold medals each at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the European Championships (2008, 2012).
Phil Dalhausser: This American volleyball player has won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also won FIVB’s Best Hitter (2007) and Best Blocker (2008 and 2009) and AVP’s Most Valuable Player (2009).Kevin Durant: This American small forward basketball player was declared NBA Rookie of the Year in 2008, won a gold at the FIBA World Championship in Turkey (2010) and is a three time NBA All-Star champion (2010–2012).
Brady Ellison: Currently the World Number One in archery, this American athlete won two golds at the 2011 Pan American Games and three golds at the World Indoor Archery Championships (2009, 2011, and 2012).
Matthew Emmons: This Americana athlete is a four-time national champion of the NCAA Rifle Championship, won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Rifle Prone and a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics (Prone).
Now that you know the players to watch out for during the Olympic Games, it’s time to impress your friends and family with some hardcore trivia!

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