Sporting Stars Set to Make History
Athletes are getting even more dedicated and devoted to their chosen sports as time goes on, which only means one thing – the sporting events themselves are getting more exciting and memorable every day. Whether you’re a loyal fan or a bold punter, here are some of the sporting stars set to make history that we should all watch out for.
Hollie Doyle – Horse Racing
Hollie Doyle received both ‘Lady Jockey of the Year’ and the ‘Flat Jockey of the Year’ special recognition award in 2020 – being the first female jockey to ever be voted for such a title. The 24-year-old has had an exceptional career so far, from setting a new record for winners ridden in a British season by a female jockey in 2019, to coming third place in the ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’ awards. The horse racing star is expected to excel even more in the years to come and is certainly one to watch for punters betting on the sport, she’s a good jockey to place your free bets on.
Simone Biles – Gymnastics
Twenty-three-year-old Simone Biles is an American gymnast, decorated with a phenomenal total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals. Biles is the world’s third most decorated gymnast and is a clear favourite to win another gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Although rumours have circulated declaring the athlete will be retiring after these upcoming games, the world cannot wait to see what the talented sports star has in store for us first.
Kristóf Milák – Swimming
Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák made headlines for his performance at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, when the athlete broke swimming legend Michael Phelps 200-Metre Butterfly world record of 10 years, by 0.78 seconds. The now 20-year-old has also won both a gold and silver medal at the World Championships and is a three-time Youth Olympic Champion. More great things are anticipated for Milák, especially at the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics.
Caroline Dubois – Boxing
Nineteen-year-old Caroline Dubois is set to be one of the next biggest names within the sporting world. The British boxer was named 2019 ‘BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year’ and won her first ever senior fighting match against Ala Staradub. She won gold at both the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the 2019 EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships. Caroline Dubois is a name we’re unlikely to forget any time soon given her achievements so far.
Takeru Kitazono – Artistic Gymnastics
When speaking of stars set to make history, it’s impossible not to give a mention to Takeru Kitazono. The 18-year-old Japanese gymnast showed off his incredible talent at the Junior World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, not only helping to win gold for the men’s team event, but also winning gold on the pommel horse and the parallel bars, on his own. In the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, Kitazono won five gold medals in the floor, rings, all-round, parallel bars and horizontal bar competitions – becoming the first artistic gymnast to ever do so. For those set to place bets on future gymnastic tournaments, Takeru is one to look out for.