1. Women’s Modern Pentathlon
Reason: The U.S. is the country with the most medals in pentathlon without a gold with nine (six silver, three bronze), but nobody has medaled since 2000, when Emily deRiel won the silver in Sydney. The high medal count is a tad misleading though, because before then, it had been 40 years since an American won a medal (other than a few team medals, which is no longer part of the competition). They’ve been frustratingly close however, as in 2012, Margaux Isaksen came in fourth place, narrowly missing out of the podium in heartbreaking fashion.
2. Field Hockey