US Olympians To Watch In 2012

Holley Mangold

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Weightlifting — Dayton, Ohio Strength: Strength Special Skills: Lifting, grunting Childhood: Dealt with bullies by using self-deprecating humor and then beating the shit out of them ...

Ryan Lochte

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Swimming — Daytona Beach, Florida Strengths: Thanks to obscure loophole, is allowed to use a canoe; powerful bubble-blower Flaws: Crippled by constant fear of being sucked ...

Jordyn Wieber

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Gymnastics — DeWitt, Michigan Strengths: Pretending to smile Celebration: Weeping into hands Flaws: Often penalized for 6-foot-8-inch frame London Sight She’s Most Excited To See ...

Lolo Jones

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Track and Field, Hurdles — Des Moines, Iowa Event At Which She’s Most Likely To Win Gold: 60-meter tripping Workout Routine: Carefully watched by leering ...

Kim Rhode

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Shooting — El Monte, California Shooting Style: Oh, you’ll find out Reasons For Shooting Skeet: Self-defense; thinning of ever-rising skeet population Bad Habits: Constantly scratching ...

Missy Franklin

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Swimming — Centennial, Colorado Favorite Musical Artist: Who cares? Really, who the fuck cares? Accomplishment: Once swam to bottom of pool and touched grate Special Skills ...

Tyson Gay

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Track and Field, 100m — Lexington, Kentucky Accomplishments: One of the only Americans capable of running Motivation: Imagining there’s a delicious rabbit running along the ...

Maya Moore

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Women's Basketball — Lawrenceville, Georgia Endorsements: American Tripe Council, Pontiac, Lady Subway Why She Wants To Compete In Women’s Basketball For Team USA: Free ...

LeBron James

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Men's Basketball — Akron, Ohio GDP Rank Among Olympic Nations If He Were Considered Own Country: 155/203 Heartwarming Background Story: Overcame being born without ...

Michael Phelps

Sports News ISSUE 48•31 Jul 26, 2012
Swimming — Baltimore, Maryland Swimming Style: Faster, better than everyone Special Skills: Can hold breath for entire Olympics Favorite Place To Swim: Water Childhood: Financial restraints ...