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10 Athletes To Keep Your Eyes On At The 2024 Paris Olympic Games

With more nations announcing their Olympic teams, here's who we think you should watch out for.

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We’ve talked about Team USA and covered the Canadian team, but we need to remember that the Olympic Games are not just two countries; it’s the whole world. With so many countries, including Great Britain, Australia, and Ethiopia, revealing their Olympic selections, let’s take a look at who will be joining the powerhouse of Team USA and their northern neighbors in Paris.


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Jessica Hull

AUS πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
Age: 27
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
1500m: 3:50.83

Highlights
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Australian Championships
πŸ₯ˆ 2024 Doha Diamond League
πŸ₯ˆ 2024 Eugene Diamond League
πŸ₯ˆ 2024 Paris Diamond League

After a breakthrough performance last week at the Paris Diamond League, Australian runner Jessica Hull will be looking to carry that momentum back to Paris for the Olympic Games next month. Dubbed as ‘one of Australia’s greatest performances,’ Hull finished second behind Faith Kipyegon as she set a new world record in the 1500m, clearly showing she’s coming into top form. This year, she’ll be looking to better her 11th place finish from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


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Laura Muir

GBR πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Age: 31
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
1500m:
3:53.79

Highlights
4th 2024 Eugene Diamond League
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Stockholm Diamond League
πŸ₯ˆ 2024 UK Championships
πŸ₯‰ 2024 Paris Diamond League

Laura Muir was another athlete in the recent yet iconic 1500m race at the Paris Diamond League. She placed third, behind Hull and Kipyegon, but shattered her personal best and the British national record in the process, clocking 3:53.79. Muir will be heading to this summer’s Olympic Games a veteran, having already competed at the 2020 and 2016 Olympic Games, with her best finish being silver in Tokyo.


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Josh Kerr

GBR πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Age: 26
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
1500m: 3:29.05

Highlights:
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Eugene Diamond League (Mile)
πŸ₯‰ 2023 Lausanne Diamond League
πŸ₯‡ 2023 World Athletics Championships
πŸ₯ˆ 2023 Zurich Diamond League

Joah Kerr is the reigning world champion in the 1500m and won bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Kerr isn’t just known for his fast times on the track but for his big personality and unfiltered comments against his rival, Jakob Ingebrigtsen. Combine his athletic abilities, determined personalities, and a little bit of track beef, and we’re assured that the 1500m will be a must-watch at the Olympics this summer.


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Faith Kipyegon

KEN πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ
Age: 30
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
1500m: 3:49.04
5000m: 14:05.20

Highlights:
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Paris Diamond League (1500m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Kenyan Olympic Trials (1500m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Kenyan Olympic Trials (5000m)
πŸ₯‡ 2023 World Athletics Championships (1500m)
πŸ₯‡ 2023 World Athletics Championships (5000m)

Despite her long list of accolades, all the attention is on Faith Kipyegon’s recent world record in the 1500m. Kipyegon clocked 3:49.04 at the Paris Diamond League and said she’s leaving with confidence ahead of the Olympic Games. Kipyegon will be aiming for a historic double, with eyes on both the 1500m and the 5000m.


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Jakob Ingebrigtsen

NOR πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄
Age: 23
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
1500m: 3:27.14
5000m: 12:48.45

Highlights:
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Oslo Diamond League (1500m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 European Championships (1500m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 European Championships (5000m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Norwegian Championships (1500m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Norwegian Championships (5000m)

Jakob Ingebrigtsen is the other half of the track beef with Josh Kerr, and there’s never a dull moment with the duo, whether it’s on or off the track. Aside from the track drama, Ingebrigsten is a force to be reckoned with as the current Norwegian champion and reigning Olympic champion in the 1500m. He’s heading to Paris in hopes of defending his Olympic title, but with the level we’re seeing this year, it certainly won’t be easy.


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Gudaf Tsegay

ETH πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ή
Age:
27
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
1500m: 3:50.30
5000m: 14:00.21
10,000m: 29:05.92

Highlights:
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Xiamen Diamond League (1500m)
πŸ₯ˆ 2024 Eugene Diamond League (10,000m)
πŸ₯‡ 2023 World Athletics Championships (10,000m)

Guday Tsegay, bronze medalist in the 5000m from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will take on a challenging triple at this year’s Olympic Games. Tsegay will be hoping to leave her mark in the 1500m, 5000m, and 10,000m (something we often correlate to Sifan Hassan). She’s had a consistent start to the year, but hasn’t raced much outdoors (or really, at all), so it will be interesting to see what kind of form she comes into these Olympics with.


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Keely Hodgkinson

GBR πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Age:
22
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
800m: 1:55.19

Highlights:
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Eugene Diamond League
πŸ₯‡ 2024 European Championships
πŸ₯‡ 2024 FBK Games
πŸ₯ˆ 2023 World Athletics Championships

Keely Hodgkinson is the British young gun that is set to become on of the nation’s biggest stars. She’s already won a silver medal at both the World Athletics Championships and the 2021 Olympic Games (at just 19!). With a few more years under her belt since she burst onto the scene in Tokyo, she’ll be looking to make her mark in Paris.


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Femke Bol

NLD πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
Age:
24
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
400m: 49.17
400mH: 51.45

Highlights:
πŸ₯‡ 2024 FBK Games (400m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 World Indoor Championships (400m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Dutch Indoor Championships (400m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 European Championships (400mH)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Stockholm Diamond League (400mH)

Femke Bol is a Dutch crowd favorite, and she is looking to continue her winning ways. A world record holder, world champion, and Olympic bronze medalist, Bol will be a favorite in both the 400m flat and the 400mH. However, she will have some tough competition, specifically against American legend Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone.


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Zharnel Hughes

GBR πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Age:
28
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
100m: 9.83
200m: 19.73

Highlights:
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Jamaica Athletics Invitational (200m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 Racers Grand Prix (100m)
πŸ₯‰ 2023 World Athletics Championships (100m)
4th 2023 World Athletics Championships (200m)

The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will be Zarnel Hughes’s final stop on his road to redemption from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Hughes had a devastating end to his Olympic bid when he was disqualified from the 100m final after a false start. Since then, he’s bagged medals at European Championships, Commonwealth Games, and World Championships, but none are as big as that Olympic medal he just missed out on.


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Dina Asher-Smith

GBR πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Age:
28
World Athletics Profile

Personal Bests:
100m: 10.83
200m: 21.88

Highlights:
πŸ₯‰ 2024 Eugene Diamond League (100m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 European Championships (100m)
πŸ₯‡ 2024 UK Championships (200m)

While Team USA will be sending the big names with the big personalities, don’t discount Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith. The 28-year-old is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist who was integral to the British relay team’s success. However, she’ll be looking to move up a step or two at these upcoming Olympics.


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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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