Jackie Galloway, USA Taekwondo
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.]
Galloway is the first American, male or female, to make the Olympics in the heavyweight division since taekwondo was added to the Olympics in 2000. The 20-year-old Texan has a chance to medal in her first Games after winning gold at last year’s Pan Am Games and bronze at the 2015 World Championships.
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