Sarah Hanfou balances a legal career and building a charity while preparing for her second Games in table tennis.,
Long jumper-turned-sprinter Marcell Jacobs is ready to take on the outdoor season after a breakthrough indoor run that brought him a European Championship.
Alexa Stais is a rising show jumper from Johannesburg, with a quick Q&A available on FEI.org.
Esmeralda Falcon aims to become the first Mexican female Olympic boxer, and isn't shy to say it.
Although she didn't duplicate the performance in the final, teenager Natsu Ohta proved a one to watch with her qualifications win in the first modern pentathlon world cup of the year.
Tara Davis is now the outdoor collegiate women's long jump record-holder, after setting the indoor mark two weeks ago.
Luger Madeleine Egle looks to translate Youth Olympics success into Beijing 2022 success, continuing her upward trend over the last years.
Sprinter Rohan Browning is the first Australian man to qualify for an Olympic 100 meters in 17 years.
Lee Zii Jia is the first Malaysian man to win the All England Open badminton championship since Lee Chong Wei. Now, he hopes to follow Chong Wei's "never give up spirit" to Olympic success.
Tom O'Halloran will reach a childhood dream when he represents Australia at Tokyo 2020 in sport climbing's debut.
Is Lauren Bruce the next in a strong history of global champion throwers for New Zealand? p.s. She's not the only one...
Emily Moffitt was born in California, but is the latest budding star for Great Britain's how jumping equestrian team.
Holger Rune, at only 17 reached his first ATP Tour main draw at the recent Chile Open. How far will he take Danish tennis?
Ishita Malaviya is leading a wave of women surfers in - and for - India.
NIna Kennedy announces there's a new name in the mix for women's pole vaulting.
Can Brian Rice become the first African-American snowboarder at the Olympics?
Track & Field Edition!
Liz Clay is poised to make her major international championship debut at Tokyo this year, and extend an Australian strength in sprint hurdling.
Belarusian Maksim Nedasekau put his name on the high jumpers to watch list after his victory over favorite and defending champion Gianmarco Tamberi at the World Indoors earlier this month.
Patryk Dobek is a 400 meter hurdles specialist who won the world indoor 800 meter title in his first senior level competition.
Asuka Terada is Japan's leading 100 meter hurdler...coming back to track & field for a try at Tokyo 2020 after a stint at rugby sevens.
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