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The Promising Stars of The 2022 Olympics

We are just a few days away from the start of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics games, and as the world’s top athletes all converge in the Chinese capital, several names rank among the rest as one of the best and most promising starts to look out for during the iconic sporting event. Here are five incredible competitors who will be joining the 2022 Olympics which we think you should stay tuned for soon.

5. Katie Ormerod

Almost missing the Winter Olympics in 2014 at the young age of 16, Katie Ormerod’s motivation to succeed started at a very early time in her career. And during the same year, Ormerod made snowboarding history by becoming the first female snowboarding athlete to accomplish the extremely difficult double cork 1080 maneuver. Four years later, Ormerod suffered a heel injury which put her out of action for the then-upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics for which she was described as “Britain’s best shot” at a medal — she has then turned things around in 2020 by becoming the first British snowboarder to win a World Cup. Ormerod’s determination is a must-see in the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

4. Yuzuru Hanyu

Yuzuru Hanyu is a highly accomplished figure skater hailing from Japan. At just 27 years old, Hanyu has accumulated several titles under his belt which has cemented his status as a sports icon in his home country. Some of these achievements include being a two-time Olympic champion (2014 and 2018), seven world championship medals, four Grand Prix Final titles, and breaking the figure skating world record an astounding 19 times in the span of his career. Hanyu is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

3. Suzanne Schulting

The Dutch short-track speed skater Suzanne Schulting is another accomplished athlete to look out for in the 2022 Olympics. Besides being a two-time World Champion and three-time European Champion, Schulting is famously known for winning Netherland’s first gold medal in short-track speed skating and being the second woman to sweep the world championships by winning gold in every event.

2. Ireen Wüst

Another Dutch speed skater to look out for in the Olympics is Ireen Wüst. Already proclaimed an Olympic legend at the age of 35, Wüst is a force to be reckoned with. Known for several titles such as the most decorated speed skater of all time and the youngest Dutch Olympic Champion, the five-time gold medalist and two-time Dutch Sportswoman of the Year is a remarkable competitor that fellow Olympians should keep a keen eye on this 2022. 

1. Natalie Geisenberger

The 33-year-old German athlete Natalie Geisenberger is known to many as the most decorated female Olympic luger of all time with four gold medals and one bronze medal. Debuting in the Olympics in 2010 at Vancouver, Geisenberger has collected numerous accolades in her renowned career, winning six gold and four silver medals in the FIL European Luge Championships, fifteen medals at the FIL World Luge Championships (nine gold, four silver, two bronze) and the much-coveted Luge World Cup in the 2020 - 2021 season. All eyes are on Geisenberger as Beijing 2022 may be her last Olympic appearance.

By Neil Gregorio

Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.



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