Alt: the US Olympic team in Tokyo 2021
Title: the US Olympic team in Tokyo 2021
Not so long ago the authoritative portal Gracenote predicted the results of the medal standings of the Olympic Games 2020, to be held in Tokyo in the summer of 2021. The experts based their opinions on the results of athletes’ recent performances at major competitions. Telecomasia.net experts analyzed the predictions and in this article, they will tell you what can wait for the USA national team and who will represent the country at the Games.
According to forecasts, the US team will be the first in the medal standings, as in the last five Olympics out of six. At the same time, analysts claim that American athletes will demonstrate better performance than at the last Games, and will win 47 gold, 32 silver and 44 bronze medals (against 46, 37, 38 at the Rio 2016 Olympics).
The second, according to experts, will be the Chinese national team (35, 21, 20), which will also improve the performance of the awards that it showed at the Games in Brazil (26, 18, 26).
The third will be the Japanese who host the Olympics. They should expect 31 gold, 24 silver and 8 bronze medals.
Of course, there is still a lot of time before the start of the competition. Also, all forecasts are based not on current performance, but on those results that were demonstrated more than 2 years before the Olympics. And the Games themselves are one of the most unpredictable tournaments. Demonstrating an incredible will to win, athletes often show such results that no one could have predicted.
However, analysts at the best bookmakers agree with Gracenote’s predictions (you can find their list on Meta.reviews). The odds for the USA are around 1.11, with China at 9.00 and Japan at 11.00.
Analysts have no doubts about the success of the national team. But who will lead the United States to victory?
Who will represent the United States at the Tokyo Olympics
The United States of America will be represented by at least 132 athletes in 15 sports at the Summer Olympics in Japan, which have been postponed until 2021. Here’s a look at just a few of them.
The expanded roster of the US basketball team includes 57 players. Among them, you can see such legendary basketball players as Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and others.
Olympic champion 2008 and 2012 LeBron James has not yet confirmed his participation in the upcoming competitions.
As a reminder, the USA has won the Games 15 times. They won silver once and bronze twice. These numbers show that American basketball players have won medals in every Olympics they have participated in.
The eyes of all sports fans here are on Simone Biles. She has virtually no competitors. Her muscular strength allows her to perform incredible power moves and dazzle spectators with her complex moves.
In Rio, Biles won five medals, four of which were gold. This made her the most titled gymnast in US history, and the American team updated the 1984 Olympics record, receiving awards in all types of programs.
According to the results of the 2019 World Championships, which was the main qualifying stage for the Olympic Games, American rowers received 8 licenses out of 14 possible. Moreover, 6 of them were won in women’s competitions. The athletes failed to obtain only a license in lightweight doubles.
The USA will be represented at the Tokyo Olympics by such well-known athletes as two-time Olympic champion Meghan Musnicki, 2016 Games champions Emily Regan and Katelin Snyder, London Olympics bronze medallist Kara Kohler and other talented rowers with a wealth of victories and international awards to their credit.
Softball will appear in the Olympics for the first time since 2008. The U.S. women’s softball team has always been the best in the world. They have won many awards at the Summer Games, World Championships and other major international competitions.
In 2018, American athletes won the World Cup, making the US team one of 6 teams to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
The United States successfully competed at the 2019 Pan American Championships, guaranteeing a trip to the Games. The women’s team won gold with the 2018 World Champion Kate Courtney, who will defend the honour of the United States in Tokyo.
The United States remains one of the few countries to have competed in mountain biking at all of the Olympic Games since 1996. It was then that this sport became part of the Olympic program for the first time.
The US men’s national team was able to qualify for the Games after a thrashing victory over Canada (18-6) in the final meeting of the 2019 Pan American Games.
The American team in Tokyo will continue the series of performances at the Olympics, which has been going on since 1984.
There is no doubt that the USA will be represented at the Games by the best athletes, many of whom have repeatedly won world championships and the Olympics and have the relevant experience and professionalism to bring their country top honours. The current trend in world sport is for the United States to dominate most of the disciplines that will be presented at the Tokyo Games, so the experts’ predictions look very plausible.
You’ll be able to cheer on the national Olympic team from 23 July to 8 August 2021.
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