Sam Mikulak, Gymnastics
The American artistic gymnast has the sport in his blood: both his parents were gymnasts in college. Mikulak placed fifth in the vault final at the the 2012 Summer Olympics and this time around he wants to be on the medal podium. Mikulak is super-fit and a very tough dude—he had to come back from ankle and Achilles tendon injuries to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. The California native was a seven-time NCAA champion in college and he comes into Rio after winning his fourth straight men’s title at the P&G Gymnastics Championships in June.
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