10. Simone Biles could become the most decorated American gymnast in Olympic history. Biles – who comes to Tokyo with five career medals (four gold) – could:
9. The US has the potential to win its first Olympic gold medal in women’s track cycling. The American team has won four of the last five world titles in the women’s team pursuit.
8. In handball, Norwegian women strive to be the first team – men or women – to win seven Olympic handball medals.
7. After silver in London, the American Haley Anderson could become the first woman to win several Olympic medals in open water swimming.
6. The 2016 Olympic champion, Charline Picon from France, could become the first woman to win Olympic windsurfing titles in a row.
5. Sandra Perkovic from Croatia could be the first woman to win three gold medals in the discus.
4. Emma McKeon could become the first Australian swimmer to win six medals in a single game. The four-time Olympic champion is expected to compete in four individual competitions plus relays.
3. Three-time world medalist Marie-Josee Ta Lou has the chance to become the first woman from Ivory Coast to win an Olympic medal in the & athletics field. (She would also become the nation’s second medalist in any sport.) 2. Allison Schmitt, who is the second most decorated member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic team, could become the first woman to win three gold medals in the 4 x 200 meter Freestyle relay wins.
1. In gymnastics, the USA could be the first team to ever win gold in the six modern women’s competitions (team, all-around, jump, bar, beam and floor). The Soviet Union came close in 1960 and won everything but the balance beam.
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