With 60 days left till the Summer Olympics kick off in London, Olympian stars are getting ready to hit it big. We picked 30 superstars who meet two key criteria: their charm and their abilities. Everyone will be talking about them once the games start.
25| Stephanie Rice, Australia | Swimming
Age: 23 | Event: 200m individual medley | Medal: She won gold in Beijing.
24| James Magnussen, Australia | Swimming
Age: 21 | Event: 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle | He’s probably the best sprint freestyle swimmer in the world, so he should grab at least one. Plus his nickname is “The Missile.”
23| Lolo Jones, USA | Track and field
Age: 29 | Event: 100m hurdles | Medal?: It’s iffy. She was the fastest in Beijing before tripping on a hurdle, but she didn’t even qualify for the World Championships last year.
22| Kevin Durant, USA | Basketball
Age: 23 | Event: Basketball. | Medal?: The US is the heavy favorite to win gold, and with Ricky Rubio out for Spain, that seems likely.
21| Darya Klishina, Russia | Track and field
Age: 21 | Event: Long jump | Medal?: She’s a longshot. She only came in 7th in last year’s World Championships
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