Olympics is finally here. After 4 years of arduous wait for us viewers, 4 years of hard, sweat draining training for the participants, and 4 years of planning, execution and finalizing of preparations for the organizers, Rio is ready. About 10,000 players will participate at Rio, and after here we list the 5 Olympians to watch at Rio 2016.
5.) Kanak Jha- Table Tennis- USA
Kanak is the youngest Olympian this time at Rio and he is also the youngest player to play Table Tennis at the summer Olympics at the age of 16. While he is born in California, he trains in Sweden as the competitiveness and popularity of sport is more in Europe than in America.
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Kanak didn’t start taking the sport seriously till the age of 9-10. He was the reason Team USA is competing in Table Tennis as he won the final qualifying game. Sport runs in his family, as his Sister Prachi is also a Table-Tennis players and is also a part of the national team. He will be competing in both the singles and doubles format and is definitely one to watch out for. He may not win a medal, but the passion and the energy he will bring along will definitely catch some eyes.