Abbey Weitzell, USA Swimming
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.]
The 19-year-old Californian was the fastest woman in the pool at the U.S. trials in Omaha, crushing opponents in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle on her way to swimming in three events in Rio, with her place in the 4×100 relay added in. She will need to raise her game if she wants to take down the favored Australian sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell.
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