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Laura Zeng - Rythmic Gymnastics

ICYMI there's a whole other world of gymnastics from the one Simone Biles is ruling. It's called rhythmic gymnastics, and Laura Zeng is the Team USA first-time Olympic favorite. At age 16, she's yet to finish high school, but she recently set an American record in the sport: at the world championships in 2015, her eighth-place finish marked the highest all-around placement ever by a U.S. athlete.

Photo: @laura_zeng Instagram

Jessica Parratto - Diving

Jessica Parratto isn't just making her first Olympic appearance as a solo diver but as a tandem diver with fellow Team USA member Amy Cozad. She may have caught the Olympic bug from her father, who was a coach for Jenny Thompson, one of the most decorated female swimmers in Olympic history, and the diving bug from her mom, who was a five-time All-American diver at Wellesley College. Parratto took home the top spot for the women's 10-meter platform at the U.S. Olympic Trials, so we'll be watching to see if she can do the same in Rio.

Photo: @jessicaparratto Instagram

Mara Abbott - Cycling Road Race

Mara Abbott originally started cycling as cross-training for swimming (which she did through her senior year of college), but soon found herself crushing the sport. She turned pro in 2006, and the next year won the U.S. Elite National Championships road title. She's headed to Rio for her Olympic debut, and although she may not be a medal contender, we'll watch for her speedy skills on the Road Race event. (Keep an eye on these other ladies who will be crushing it on two wheels.)

Photo: @gavin_too_much_fun Instagram

Adeline Gray - Wrestling

Because she's a three-time world champion (2012, 2014, 2015), it's hard to believe Adeline Gray hasn't made an appearance at the Olympics yet. The 25-year-old Colorado Springs native wrestles at the 75 kg weight class and is the champion of both the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and the Olympic Test Event.

Photo: @adelinegray Instagram

Katie Zaferes - Triathlon

Katie Zaferes started as a steeplechase runner—she holds the school record at Syracuse University where she went to college—and slowly but surely made her way into the triathlon world. At age 25, she's headed to her first Olympics and is coming off a win at the June 2016 World Triathlon Hamburg.

Photo: @kzaferes6 Instagram