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    Tokyo Olympics: From Bolt's likely successor to 12-year old skateboarder, check out young stars in focus

    Tokyo Olympics: From Bolt's likely successor to 12-year old skateboarder, check out young stars in focus

    Tokyo Olympics: From Bolt's likely successor to 12-year old skateboarder, check out young stars in focus
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    By Pradeep Suresh   | Abhishek Jha   IST (Updated)

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    Every Olympics throws up a host of new talent for the world to sit up, admire and applaud. Which are the names that might create flutters this time around in Tokyo? From a 12-year old skateboarder to the likely next track and field sensation, these athletes might just set the event on fire.

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    Tokyo Olympics has been in the news for the wrong reasons many a time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the games this time will surely throw up new household names as stars will be born because of new events being introduced as well as some big names like Michel Phelps are Usain Bolt retiring. Here is a look at some young athletes who will be keenly watched:

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    Stephanie Gilmore: The Australian surfer may be a legend in her field but this will be her first chance to win an Olympic medal. (Image: Instagram)

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    Sky Brown: At just 12, she is the youngest person to represent Britain in the Olympics. Already a social media sensation, she is hoping nothing less than a gold in skateboarding. (Image: Instagram)

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    Noah Lyles: With Usain Bolt out of the picture question has been raised who will be the next speed machine. For many, the answer lies in this American who is looking to win 100m, 200m, and 4x100m titles. (Image: Instagram)

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    Anshu Malik: The Arjuna award nominee who comes from a family of wrestlers, will be seen competing in the 57kg weight division. (Image: IANS)

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    Naomi Osaka: there is not much left to prove for the Japanese superstar, but she will be rearing to win the Olympic gold in front of her home crowd. (Image: Reuters)

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    PV Sindhu: India's silver medallist in the last Olympics, PV Sindhu has on her shoulder the hopes of an entire nation (Image: IANS)

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    Pedri: The winner of the ‘Best Young Player of the Tournament’ award Euro 2020, the Spanish playmaker has both class and skill. He will also be one of the players to look out for in Tokyo. (Image: Reuters)

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