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Team GB Olympians: The 7 athletes to watch out for during Rio 2016 

  • Katarina Johnson-Thompson has to infer she can grasp on a large stage
  • Adam Gemili could win honours in a 200m and 4x100m send events
  • Chris Mears has to change his sporting career with other interests
  • Becky James is removing behind to her best after a violent 3 years 

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The initial full day of Olympic movement takes place on Aug 6, with a shooting, cycling, beach volleyball and a women’s rugby sevens. Sportsmail has put together a beam to a 7 to follow via a Olympic Games and a Paralympic Games in Brazil.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson – Heptathlon – Age: 23

Was usually happy to be during a London Games as a 19-year-old. Looked a award contender for Rio from a prolonged approach out though afterwards came a fear uncover of 3 fouls in a prolonged burst during final year’s World Championships. Must now uncover she is a lady for a large occasion.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson has to uncover she is a lady for a large arise in Rio

Katarina Johnson-Thompson has to uncover she is a lady for a large arise in Rio

Adam Gemili – Athletics (200m, 4 x 100m relay) – Age: 22 

The competitor is now a critical contender on a universe theatre and is aiming to go underneath 20 seconds and win a award in a 200metres in Rio. Relay honours could wave in a 4 x 100m, too, if Great Britain’s really gifted though notoriously dangerous group can get a rod round. 

Adam Gemili is aiming to win a award in a 200m after apropos a critical contender

Adam Gemili is aiming to win a award in a 200m after apropos a critical contender

Chris Mears – Diving (3m synchronised springboard) – Age: 23

Mears is a diver who won a universe bronze award in a three-metre synchronised eventuality with Jack Laugher final year — no meant attainment for an contestant who balances training and competing with outward interests such as being a song producer, calendar indication and happy icon.

Chris Mears balances training and competing with  song prolongation and being a happy icon

Chris Mears balances training and competing with song prolongation and being a happy icon

Max Whitlock – Gymnastics – Age: 23

Another who has kicked on from London 2012 to turn a genuine star. He is a favourite for bullion on a thrash equine in Rio. He has also built adult a healthy adversary in that fortify with British team-mate Louis Smith, a former leader of Strictly Come Dancing. Whitlock, a 2015 universe champion, will be anticipating to supplement a second award in a group event, too.

Max Whitlock has softened significantly given London 2012 and is now a genuine star

Max Whitlock has softened significantly given London 2012 and is now a genuine star

Becky James – Cycling (Sprint, keirin) – Age: 24

It was been a violent 3 years for James given she won dual universe titles in Minsk in 2013, as she underwent knee medicine and suffered a cancer scare, though a universe bronze this year suggests that this gifted cyclist is removing behind to her best. She will competition a women’s scurry and keirin in Rio. James is a partner of Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby star George North.

Becky James is behind to her best after a violent 3 years that concerned health issues

Becky James is behind to her best after a violent 3 years that concerned health issues

Harry Brown – Wheelchair Basketball – Age: 22

Brown became a youngest actor to paint Great Britain’s wheelchair basketball group in 2011 when he done his entrance aged 16. He will make his Paralympic entrance in Rio subsequent month.

Harry Brown done his entrance for GB's group during 16 in 2011 - a youngest actor ever

Harry Brown done his entrance for GB’s group during 16 in 2011 – a youngest actor ever

Sally Brown – Para-Athletics – Age: 21

The T46 competitor reached a 100m final for singular arm amputees during London 2012, finishing sixth, though injuries have cost her a place in a British group for a Rio Games. The Northern Irish contestant will watch beloved and Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock star on a lane instead.

Injuries have cost Sally Brown a place in a British group for a Paralympic Games in Rio

Injuries have cost Sally Brown a place in a British group for a Paralympic Games in Rio

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