Athletes Worth Watching 06.30.21
Josefin Taljegard surprised herself when she earned Sweden an Olympic quota spot for Beijing 2022.
Summer McIntosh is a new swimming star for Canada after setting a world's age-group best.
Despite making it onto the U.S. Olympic track team, Isaiah Jewett is still a student-athlete.
Mary Tucker will represent USA - and the University of Kentucky in shooting at this summer's Games.
Let's Get Social 06.29.21
Anna Gasser dives right in.
And she's not the only one cooling off in the water...
Piotr Lisek is national champion.
Miguel Tudela gets philosophical.
Fabio Basile works up a sweat.
A Little Roundup 06.28.21
Veteran Sam Mikulak will lead Team USA men's gymnastics team into the Olympics, this time with a new outlook on competition and sense of pressure.
Simone Biles: Even an off-night can't derail the GOAT. (She thinks she's old??)
More gymnastics: Netherlands' Bart Deurloo shares the backstory of his journey as a gymnast, and his music ambitions, in the new Pressure documentary.
The New York Times also looks at the disparity between PGA TOUR and LPGA players' approach to the opportunity that golf in the Olympics offers.
Florent van Aubel speaks with FIH.ch on Belgium's hopes for Tokyo 2020 as the field hockey team looks to defend its Olympic title.
Wael Shueb "couldn't be more excited" to go to Tokyo 2020 as part of the Refugee Olympic Team and compete in karate's Games debut.
Get to know Greek-American Stephania Haralabidis, would-be swimmer now headed to Tokyo 2020 as a key member of Team USA's water polo contingent.
Bajrang Punia: Will a leading Indian wrestling medal hope recover from injury in time for the Olympics?
Age is just a number: Andrew Hoy's and Mary Hanna's selections for Team Australia in equestrian for Tokyo 2020 make history.
Deepika Kumari approaches her third Olympics in archery this summer by 'living in the present'.
Two-time defending men's tennis singles champion Andy Murray defends his Tokyo 2020 selection.
More tennis: Tokyo 2020 portends to be the "highlight of her year" for Greek star Maria Sakkari.
Asuka Terada: A veteran hurdler regains her place at the the top of Japan's standings.
Who does legend Usain Bolt think might take the Olympic 100 meter sprint crown this summer?
Get to know the inspiring backstory of Wadeline Jonathas, 400 meter Olympian for Team USA, and get a lesson in media coverage, too.
Abdalelah Haroun: R.I.P. to a young Qatari sprint talent.
An interview with now-Tokyo 2020-bound Irish triathlete Carolyn Hayes is the latest subject on the World Triathlon Podcast.
Wondering why Sabrina Ionescu, once considered a shoo-in for Team USA in 3x3 basketball, wasn't on the final roster?
Will Team Israel's baseball team be a Tokyo 2020 version of Calgary 1988's "Cool Runnings" Team Jamaica?
Add Canadian basketball player Kim Gaucher to the list of those athletes-who-are-recent-mothers who are concerned about Tokyo 2020.
Get to know basketball's Team USA newcomer Jrue Holiday...and his two-time Olympic soccer-medalist wife, Lauren.
Team USA swimmer Torri Huske's background includes inspiration from her mother, who came to the U.S. from China for education.
Pride Month: Figure skater Guillaume Cizeron looks back at that one social post that became a 'most beautiful victory' for him.
This summer, Talha Talib will be Pakistan's first Olympic weightlifter in 46 years. "It is a dream come true."
Alice Dearing will make history at Tokyo 2020 as Team Great Britain's first-ever female Black swimmer.
U.S. biathlon star Susan Dunklee recounts a particularly rewarding and unique experience at a recent training camp with the Paralympic team. "This is why we ski."
Canoeist Saul Craviotto stars in Men's Health Espana's "Espiritu Olimpico" edition.
Germany's Javelin Stars on Instagram
Which German Javelin Star Has the Best Social Media Workout?
With five athletes in the top 15 of World Athletics' Olympic Ranking list, It's no secret that Germany is at full strength in men's javelin headed into the Tokyo Games this summer. It's a unique moment now that one nation has such depth, so it's sure to be a tough battle to decide which three will be the Olympic team.
One thing all the top throwers have in common is a penchant for sharing workouts on social media. While we wait to see who will make it to Tokyo, let's take a look.
First up is defending Olympic champion from Rio 2016, Thomas Roehler. He's been quiet on the international circuit this season, but he's not shy to let his Instagram followers see him train.
Fourth in Rio, Johannes Vetter is now a two-time World Championships medalist (gold in 2017, bronze on 2019) and holder of the second-longest throw in history. If he recovers completely from recent injury, he may be one of the surest bets for Tokyo 2020 gold.
Vetter's 96+ meters throw at the European Team Championships in May also became a social media hit.
Fellow Rio 2016 finalist and 2021 national champion Julian Weber recently got back into the swing of workout-sharing. "Part II" to the below post is here.
Currently third on the World Athletics list, Andreas Hoffman focuses more on indoor training on his feed.
Although a dark horse candidate, Bernhard Seifert had a 89.06 meters throw in the qualification period that put him in sixth place on the Olympic Ranking table. He's also the current national championship silver medalist.
The Germans have youth, too...Maurice Voigt finished third in the 2020 nationals, third in the 2018 World Junior Championships, and trains with the defending Olympic champion. Like Roehler, his feed is populated with training shots.
And...not to be outdone by the men...Christin Hussong is the 2018 European Champion, and sits second on both World Athletics' World Ranking and Olympic Ranking.
Let's Get Social 06.25.21
Three gymnasts sat on a couch...
Rasmus Magi tries to be serious in his kit.
Kevin Mayer gives us another good one.
Petra Klingler hangs out in the mountains.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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