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Top 10 Athletes To Watch In Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Top 10 Athletes to watch in Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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Summer Olympics in Tokyo have just finished and now we are heading into the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, which will start on February 4th.

The 2020 Olympics should have taken place last year, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic the games were delayed to take place in 2021.

So in a few months we would have another amazing Olympics to witness.

China’s capital has been chosen to host the highly-anticipated sport event, having previously hosted the Summer Olympics back in 2008.

So ahead of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, let’s take a look at some athletes, who will surely deserve your attention in the upcoming games.

Sara Takanashi

Sport: Ski Jumping

Country: Japan

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Sara Takanashi is only 24, but has already managed to achieve a huge success in ski jumping.

She broke a record for a female athlete with her 4 World Cup titles and she also holds the record among all ski jumpers for most World Cup wins with 60 victories.

Takanashi will surely have a huge success in Beijing and will reach the podium at minimum.

Mikaël Kingsbury

Sport: Freestyle Skiing

Country: Canada

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Mikaël Kingsbury broke the records for the most men’s moguls World Cup titles and has won the most medals at the Freestyle World Championships of any male competitor in history.

The Canadian is the reigning Olympic and world champion in the moguls, so the winning a medal in Beijing 2022 would not be difficult for him.

Mikaela Shiffrin

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Country: USA

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Mikaela Shiffrin is an Olympic gold medalist and won four medals at the 2021 World Championships (including gold in Alpine combined).

The 26-year-old is also the youngest champion in Olympic Alpine skiing history, winning the most world cup slalom races (45) in history, and becoming the first Alpine skier to win the world championship in the same discipline (slalom) at four consecutive championships.

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