Adeline Gray, USA Wrestling
Here is one of the eight athletes you probably don’t know who haven’t yet shown their skills on the gigantic Olympics stage. They will. Don’t say we didn’t give you the heads-up! [See below for the others on our list.]
Adeline traveled to the London Olympics four years ago – but in the missed-it-by-that-much position as a practice partner for those who actually made the U.S. team. She had to watch the opening ceremony for the Olympics on TV in a bar. This time around the now 25-year-old from Colorado will be on the mat going for the gold after she won the title in the 165 pound division at the last two world championships. She’s ready!
Click below to see the rest of the breakout American Olympians!
1. Vashti Cunningham, track and field
2. Laurie Hernandez, gymnastics
3. Adeline Gray, wrestling
4. Crystal Dunn, soccer
5. Jackie Galloway, taekwondo
6. Ashleigh Johnson, water polo
7. Abbey Weitzell, swimming
8. Brianna Rollins, track and field