10 American Women To Watch in Rio

Posted: Aug 05, 2016 4:00 PM
10 American Women To Watch in Rio

Tonight marks the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. While the games have been fraught with controversy over everything from water quality to air conditioning to athlete safety, put all of that aside for a few minutes to revel in the pure awesomeness that is Team USA.

Here are 10 ladies from Team USA to watch in the upcoming weeks.

  1. Simone Biles, Artistic Gymnastics

  2. Tori Bowie, Track & Field

  3. Katie Ledecky, Swimming

  4. Carli Lloyd, Soccer

  5. Breanna Stewart, Basketball

  6. Laurie Hernandez, Artistic Gymnastics

  7. Missy Franklin, Swimming

  8. Allyson Felix, Track & Field

  9. Kim Rhode, Shooting

  10. Kayla Harrison, Judo