International Olympians To Watch In 2012

Aldo Montano

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Fencing — Italy Fencing Style: Poke-heavy Family History: Father was an Olympic fencer; grandfather was an Olympic fencer; great-grandfather enjoyed annoying people by prodding them with ...

Lauren Jackson

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Women’s Basketball — Australia Professional Perks: Still has a ton of free tickets to Seattle Storm games if anyone wants them Part Of The Body ...

Qiu Bo

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Diving — China Training: Learned how to dive by jumping into sea of Dockers at parents’ work Advantage: No matter what happens, people in China will ...

Sarah Attar

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Track and Field, 800m — Saudi Arabia Accomplishments: Finding success despite growing up in a community notoriously hostile to talented, ambitious young women in Escondido, CA ...

James Magnussen

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Swimming — Australia Weaknesses: Technologically advanced American suits superior to Australian team’s heavy wool; sometimes distracted by coins on the bottom of the pool Favorite ...

Yelena Isinbayeva

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Track and Field, Pole Vault — Russia Technique: So flawless nobody has noticed the numerous optical illusions she applies to add an extra 4 feet to ...

Kenenisa Bekele

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Track and Field, 5000m and 10,000m — Ethiopia Racing Strategy: Drafts behind other runners for first 9,998 meters of race and then jumps out ...

Sir Chris Hoy

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Cycling — Great Britain Number Of Times During A 5-Minute Conversation He Reminds You He Has Been Knighted: 17 Accomplishments: Considered the greatest male cyclist in ...

Oscar Pistorius

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Track and Field, 400m — South Africa Advantage: Has been taking steroids openly since 2009, but no one has the heart to disqualify him Mental Strategy ...

Usain Bolt

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 27, 2012
Track and Field, 100m and 200m —Jamaica Strength: Incredibly long legs allow him to finish the 100-meter dash in just four strides World Records Held ...