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5 Things to Know About 10 Olympians Everyone Is Asking About in Tokyo

Here are five things to know about 10 Olympic athletes everyone is asking about, including New Jersey's own world-record holder Sydney McLaughlin as track and field events get underway in Tokyo

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Raven Saunders | Shot Put

Raven Saunders is already a shot put record-breaker, but the 25-year-old track and field star is now a wave-maker with her Joker-themed face masks and brightly colored hair.

Raven Saunders is already a shot put record-breaker, but the 25-year-old track and field star is now a wave-maker with her Joker-themed face masks and brightly colored hair. And like Simone Biles, Saunders has stepped away from competition in the past to focus on mental health. Here are five things to know about Team USA’s Raven Saunders.

Jenna Prandini | Track and Field

Jenna Prandini is tasked with taking Sha'Carri Richardson's spot in the 100 on the U.S. team. She advanced to the semifinals by finishing third in her heat.

Jenna Prandini was born in Fresno, Calif., and went to high school in Clovis.

Michael Cherry | Track and Field

Michael Cherry has five World Championship medals, including two golds. He also has three silver medals.

Michael Cherry has five World Championship medals, including two golds. He also has three silver medals.

Will Claye | Track and Field

Will Claye is a three-time Olympian who competed in London, Rio and now Tokyo.

Will Claye is a three-time Olympian who competed in London, Rio and now Tokyo

MyKayla Skinner | Gymnastics

MyKayla Skinner was preparing to get on a plane to go home when Simone Biles struggled at Tokyo Olympics team finals. Now she's an Olympic silver medalist.

Here are five things to know about champion gymnast MyKayla Skinner.

Sydney McLaughlin | Hurdler

The News Brunswick, New Jersey, native holds the women's 400-meter hurdle world record and she's at her second Olympic Games at just 21 years old.

Sydney McLaughlin is the world record holder in the 400m hurdles, but she hopes to take home a gold medal in Tokyo. Here are five things you should know about the track star.

JaVale McGee | Basketball

NBA fans will know JaVale McGee as a Denver Nuggets player, and while he has won three NBA titles, the center had no Olympic experience until Tokyo.

Here are five things to know about Olympic basketball player JaVale McGee.

Carissa Moore | Surfing

In addition to being the reigning surfing world champion, Carissa Moore is now also the first-ever Olympic gold medalist in the sport.

Carissa Moore will represent Team USA as surfing makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Here are five things to know about the surfer.

John John Florence | Surfing

John John Florence is a top name in the surfing world, but did you know he was the youngest person to compete in the Triple Crown of surfing?

John John Florence will represent Team USA as surfing makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Here are five things to know about the surfer.

Jade Carey | Gymnastics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics may be Jade Carey’s first Olympics, but she’s already a star in the gymnastics world. See how she and American Suni Lee did in the women's individual all-around final on Thursday.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics may be Jade Carey’s first Olympics Games, but she’s already a star in the gymnastics world. Here are five things to know about the U.S. athlete who is filling in for Simone Biles in the women’s gymnastics all-around.

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