21 Incredible Women Athletes We Want to Watch at Tokyo 2021

Maggie Ryan

There were hundreds of incredible athletes lined up and ready to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, right up until sports were shut down. Now we're talking about the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, and athletes are adapting and adjusting their plans as we speak. It's a long way off and the majority of sports have yet to hold their qualifying competitions, which means we don't know exactly who we'll see at the Opening Ceremony next year - but it also means there are even more athletes to keep your eye on as they look to fulfill their Olympic dreams. Ahead, check out just a small sampling (in no particular order) of the women athletes we're hoping to see in Tokyo next year, from familiar gold medal favorites to new faces looking to take the sports world by storm.