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The 6 tellurian superstars who can assistance light adult a Rio 2016 Olympic Games

  • Michael Phelps is out of retirement for one final hand during a age of 31
  • Genzebe Dibaba is like Usain Bolt and has damaged record after record
  • Dafne Schippers could mangle a Caribbean-American reason on sprinting
  • Christian Taylor could put Jonathan Edwards’ 21-year-old apart triple burst record underneath threat

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The Rio Olympic Games flog off with a opening rite on Aug 6 – Sportsmail has put together a beam to a tip 6 non-British athletes to demeanour out for in Brazil. 

Michael Phelps – Swimming – Age: 31

The many successful Olympian of all, a gangly American Michael Phelps, is out of retirement for one final hand aged 31. A someday furious boy, he is now a father of a baby son called Boomer and will be perplexing to supplement to his 18 ribbons of gold. His strife with a universe champion Chad le Clos, of South Africa, in a 100m moth will be one of a must-see events of week one.

The many successful Olympian of all, Michael Phelps, is out of retirement for a final hurrah 

The many successful Olympian of all, Michael Phelps, is out of retirement for a final hurrah 

Genzebe Dibaba – Athletics (1500m and 5,000m) – Age: 25

A womanlike lane star of Bolt-like dominance. The 25-year-old Ethiopian has set a record books fervent – holding universe bests during 1500 metres, 3,000m and 5,000m. She is favourite for a 1500m and 5,000m in Rio. One asterisk is that her coach, Jama Aden, was arrested progressing this year when military found doping substances in his hotel room.

Genzebe Dibaba is a favourite for both a 1500m and a 5,000m races in Rio this month

Genzebe Dibaba is a favourite for both a 1500m and a 5,000m races in Rio this month

Dafne Schippers – Athletics (100m 200m) – Age: 24

The fastest women in a universe this year over 200m. Can a Dutch contestant presumably mangle a Caribbean-American stranglehold on a sprinting medals? Having changed from a heptathlon to full-time sprinting, her performances have rocketed, with bullion in a 200m and china in a 100m during a Beijing World Championships final July. The longer stretch again offers her a best possibility of a title.

Dafne Schippers will be looking to a  200m for her best possibility of a title

Dafne Schippers will be looking to a 200m for her best possibility of a title

Wayde outpost Niekerk – Athletics (400m) – Age: 24

The intensity leader of a appetizing 400 metres, carrying won bullion during a World Championships in Beijing final year. The South African faces unbending competition, mind, from a Grenadian fibre bean Kirani James and American former drugs lie LaShawn Merritt. Van Niekerk’s time in Beijing (43.48sec) was faster than anyone else in a Rio margin has ever run, yet Merritt has set a gait this deteriorate (43.97sec).

Wayde outpost Niekerk won bullion during a 2015 World Championships   and is a intensity winner

Wayde outpost Niekerk won bullion during a 2015 World Championships and is a intensity winner

Katie Ledecky – Swimming – Age: 19

Can she turn a Michael Phelps of women’s swimming? She put a pen down by winning bullion in a 800m freestyle during London aged 15, and now is a best in a universe over 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m. With 3 universe annals to her name, a American seems to be removing quicker and quicker. Her antithesis in a 800m? Nobody though a clock.

Katie Ledecky could turn a Phelps of women's swimming and is a best in a world

Katie Ledecky could turn a Phelps of women’s swimming and is a best in a world

Christian Taylor – Triple Jump – Age: 26

Is Jonathan Edwards’ apart triple burst record finally underneath threat? It has stood for 21 years though America’s Christian Taylor flew to within 8cm of it in winning a 2015 universe title. But was his jump a one-off? It was a usually time he has left over 18m. His Edwards-inspired aim is 18.29m. His best this year is 17.78, set during a Anniversary Games in London.

Christian Taylor could be a male to mangle Jonathan Edwards' 21-year record in triple jump

Christian Taylor could be a male to mangle Jonathan Edwards’ 21-year record in triple jump

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