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    4 Team USA athletes worth watching

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    Midway Staff

    This Olympics, around 10,500 athletes will compete. Here are four Team USA athletes worth watching. Whether they are seasoned Olympians or making their debut, you will not want to miss these athletes. 

    Stephen Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, will make his Olympic debut in Paris as a member of the Team USA men’s basketball team. Mr. Curry is a two-time FIBA Basketball World Cup winner, a four-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP and currently holds the record for most number of three-pointers. The men’s basketball team is expected to win gold, as Mr. Curry is joined by LeBron James and Kevin Durant. 

    Swimming star Katie Ledecky is aiming high this summer. With two more gold medals, she has a chance to leave Paris as the most-decorated female swimmer in Olympic history, and by winning three titles, Ledecky could become the woman to win the most Olympic gold medals in any sport. Since her first Olympics at age 15, Ms. Ledecky has won seven Olympic gold medals and 21 world championship gold medals, and she continues to be a force in the pool. 

    Simone Biles is the most-decorated gymnast in history with 34 medals from both the Olympics and the World Championships, and she’s still going. Ms. Biles’ first Olympics was the 2016 Rio de Janeiro and since then, she has won 7 Olympic medals. She was forced to withdraw from most of her events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of mental health issues, but this summer she is back and is not someone to miss. 

    20-year-old tennis star Coco Gauff is making her Olympic debut, but she is not a new face in the tennis world. Last year, Ms. Gauff won her first Grand Slam in singles ,and she has won seven WTA Tour singles titles and eight doubles titles. She is currently ranked third in the world in singles. She was the first American woman to qualify for the 2024 Olympics, and she has high hopes for getting gold.

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    Caroline Skelly
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    Caroline Skelly is a member of the Class of 2027 and she began journalism in the 2023-24 school year as a ninth grader. Aside from writing for the Midway, Caroline enjoys reading, baking and playing lacrosse.

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