Five records we expect to be broken at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Part of the excitement of any major sporting event is looking into our crystal ball and making predictions. From Rugby World Cup sweepstakes to having a flutter on the Grand National, we all like to speculate who will come out on top. With that in mind, we are going to reveal the five records we expect to be broken at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
5. The number of robots at any Olympic Games
Okay, so we want to make sure that we have one prediction in here that we were pretty much guaranteed to nail! After all, Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, and the Olympic Committee have revealed that they are planning to create a village of robots for the athletes. And, if that’s not enough, there will be plenty of robots around to help spectators too, assisting with everything from language translation to directions. This will almost be as much of a highlight as the actual Games!
4. Simone Biles to break yet another Olympic Games record
Is there anything this woman cannot do? At her debut in Rio she equalled the most gymnastic gold medals (4) ever won at a single Olympic Games. She is also the first gymnast from America to win a world medal on every event. After a hiatus in 2017, we have seen her bounce back and perform better than ever winning nine golds, one silver and one bronze out of a total 12 possible medals in the past two World Championships, we are expecting something special for the Games and we’re sure she has something up her leotard sleeve to excite us.
3. Pole Vault world record
Another world record that we could see being toppled, is the Men’s Pole Vault. The Games record for Pole Vault current sits with Thiago Braz at 6.03m which was achieved at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Braz will be keen to show that he is still the best Pole Vaulter at the Olympics, but he will be pushed hard by Armand Duplantis who is the current world record holder (6.18m). Whoever wins, we expect them to be the new holder of the Olympic record as there is a 15cm difference between Olympic record and world record.
2. Adam Peaty to break a world record
If there is one thing we love, it is a new world record in the pool to start the Olympic Games. For many years we could rely on Michael Phelps to provide us with this excitement, but now, one of our own is flying the flag. Team GB can almost all but lock up two gold medals in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, but having smashed 11 world records already, we expect Peaty to break a few more at Tokyo. Could we see him break records in all his events?.
1. Team GB to beat their record setting performance in Rio 2016 Olympic Games
There is only one number one we really want to come true, and that is with Team GB. At Rio 2016, Team GB gave their best Olympic performance in history, finishing in second place to USA. The team’s initial target was to bag 48 medals in Rio, but they went above and beyond this goal, claiming their 66th medal with a bronze in the women’s 4x400m relay. With the likes of Adam Peaty, Dina Asher-Smith, Max Whitlock and Ben Proud on the 2020 team, we’ll be expecting Team GB to set a new record again.
So there you have it: our predictions about the records that we expect to be broken at the Olympic Games 2020. Do you think Team GB can beat their record medal collection? Do you have any predictions yourself? One thing is for sure – we cannot wait to see how it all unfolds.
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