Tokyo 2020: the athletes who have warmed our hearts so far – and the ones to watch

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We take a look at some of our favourite athletes at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
We take a look at some of our favourite athletes at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

It’s an Olympics like no other: a pared-down opening ceremony, athletes putting on their own medals and very few spectators in the stadiums.

But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some real goosebump moments at Tokyo 2020. The Games may be blighted by a pandemic that put the world in peril, but the sheer wonder of watching athletes at the peak of their prowess hasn’t been dimmed.

Here are some of the athletes who have already warmed the cockles of our hearts and the ones to watch as the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth gets into full swing.

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