Do you know after Hidilyn’s Diaz’s epic win for the Philippines in the women’s weightlifting category, there has been a surge of Filipinos showcasing interest in the Olympic Games?
Some of the most attractive athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: These are the 10 hottest athletes who will be competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Find out who they are in time for the games.
It is not only the Olympians’ performance and their athletic talent that takes the Filipino sports fans’ breath away, but it also their beautiful and handsome faces with an excellent physique! Of course, they have been able to achieve it through years of training and hard work.
You will find no shortage of “demigods” competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics from Friday, July 23, 2021, until Sunday, August 8, 2021, with 11,656 athletes from 206 nations gathered in one place at the Olympics.
Top 10 Olympians who became Internet sensations and social media hits!
LUKE MICHAEL GEBBIE
Luke Michael Gebbie, a Philippines’ will be competing in two swimming events at the Olympics. He would be participating in the 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter freestyle.He was selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics via universality places. He scored a total of 828 Federation International De Natation points as per June 2021 cut-off.He set a national record in 2019 for the men’s 100-meter freestyle with 49.94 seconds in the 18th FINA World Championships. He made the Olympic Standard Time of the event at 50.03 seconds.
He also participated in the Philippines at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. He won a silver medal for men in the 4×100 freestyle relay and a bronze medal for men’s 50-meter freestyle.In one of the interviews, Luke also shared with One Sports+ how he had trained himself for the competition. He stated that he swam about seven times a week, six to seven, moving to eight next month. He also did three to four gym sessions a week for about two hours each. He also did yoga sessions!
ARTHUR NORY MARIANO
The Filipinos viewers fell in love with the gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano, a 27-year-old Brazilian-Japanese athlete who won the bronze medal in the floor exercise at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.He then came to the Philippines in 2019 for a runway show. By then, he has named the face of Body along with American swimmer Connor Dwyer.Arthur participated in several gymnastics events. But he could not make it to the finals cut for each event.
Pita Taufatofua of Team Tonga was noticed as he came for the Parade of Nations of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony shirtless and oiled up wearing his country’s national dress. This was held at the Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently preparing for a medal in the Taekwondo competition.
Tom Daley is a British Olympic diver.He won his first Olympic gold medal for Men’s synchronized diving 10-m platform on Monday, July 26, 2021.Earlier, Tom had won two bronze medals: one from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and another one during the 2012 Olympics in London.
Matty Lee, a diver, is also very handsome. He started his journey in diving back in 20212. This was the year Tom won his first Olympic medal.After winning at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Matty stated he has always been a big fan of Tom, and he was his inspiration all along. They then became diver diving partners in 2018 officially. Well, they have even won several other competitions since then. Matty won a gold medal in his first Olympics competition!
Jeong Seungwon is a South Korean athlete who is a national football team player and has flower boy looks.He has been the midfielder of Daegu FC [Republic of Korea] since 2016. Interestingly, he started playing football at an early age of five back in 2002 after watching Korean footballer Park Ji-Sung score against Portugal at the 2002 World Cup.
Zehra Gunes from Turkey is a tall athlete who is no less than a supermodel.He plays the middle blocker position in the Turkish national women’s volleyball team.
Alica Schmidt is a German athlete and is known as the “World’s Sexiest Athlete” by her fans and social media. Alica participated in the 4×400 meters relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.She won the silver medal in the 2017 European Athletics Under-20 Championship in the 4×400 relay. In 2019, she won a bronze medal at the U-23 Europeans.
Star Alex Morgan is an American Soccer player. He is 32-years-old and currently plays as the Striker of Orlando Pride and the U.S. national women’s football team. She has been playing football since 2010.Tokyo 2020 was her third time at the Olympics. She also has a gold medal for her achievements in the 2012 London Olympics for Team U.S.A.Alex also played a crucial role in winning the United States titles at the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups.To her accolades, she had also been one of the cover girls of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2019. Soccer player Servando Carrasco is her husband, who she was married since 2015
Darya Klishina is a Russian athlete known as the “Most Beautiful Long Jumper” by her fans. This is her second try at the Olympics, and she hopes to make it this time. She had secured 9th place during the 2016 Rio Olympics.Darya was engaged in sports as early as eight years of age. You will be surprised to know that first, she played volleyball, then her father, who was a high jumper in his youth, encouraged her to try athletics.