100 Team USA Athletes We Watched in Rio

David Boudia Diving

David Boudia, Diving

The U.S. Olympic team will include more than 500 athletes by Aug. 5, the date of the Rio Opening Ceremony.

Americans will compete in every sport in Rio except for handball, looking to top the medal standings for a sixth straight Olympics.

Here are 100 U.S. athletes to watch across those sports both in Brazil and over the next 100 days (those already qualified for the Olympics in italics):

1. Mackenzie Brown, Archery: No. 3 in the world, eyes first U.S. women’s medal since ’88

2. Brady Ellison, Archery: 2012 Olympic team silver medalist

3. Iris Wang, Badminton: Pan Am Games bronze medalist

4. Sue Bird, Basketball: One last run with Geno Auriemma?

5. Brittney Griner, Basketball: Opted out of 2012 Olympic consideration

6. Breanna Stewart, Basketball: Youngest U.S. Olympic women’s player since 1988?

7. Diana Taurasi, Basketball: 20 Olympic points shy of No. 2 all time for U.S. women

8. Stephen Curry, Basketball: Wasn’t among 20 finalists for 2012 team

9. Kevin Durant, Basketball: Leading U.S. scorer at London 2012

10. LeBron James, Basketball: With Carmelo Anthony, can become first three-time U.S. Olympic men’s basketball champions

Troy Dumais Diving

Troy Dumais, Diving

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11. Claressa Shields, Boxing: 69-1 career record

12. Cam F. Awesome, Boxing: #TaylorSwiftOfBoxing

13. Shakur Stevenson, Boxing: Named after Tupac Shakur

14. Michal Smolen, Canoe/Kayak: World bronze medalist lived in Poland until age 10

15. Kristin Armstrong, Cycling: Two-time Olympic champion is a 42-year-old mom

16. Lea Davison, Cycling: 11th in mountain bike at London 2012

17. Sarah Hammer, Cycling: Hopes to be first U.S. women’s track gold medalist

18. Alise Post, Cycling: Engaged to Australian BMX silver medalist Sam Willoughby

19. Evelyn Stevens, Cycling: Broke UCI hour record in February

20. Connor Fields, Cycling: Missing May’s BMX Worlds after surgery for broken wrist

21. Taylor Phinney, Cycling: Fourth in 2012 Olympic road race and time trial

Kyle Snyder Wrestling

Kyle Snyder, Wrestling

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22. Abby Johnston, Diving: Synchro springboard silver medalist; Duke medical student

23. David Boudia, Diving: Won London platform gold by 1.8 points

24. Troy Dumais, Diving: Could be oldest U.S. Olympic diver ever

25. Laura Graves, Equestrian: Hairstylist turned dressage rider

26. McLain Ward, Equestrian: 2004, 2008 team gold medalist; U.S. went medal-less in 2012

27. Alexander Massialas, Fencing: World No. 1 in foil; a U.S. man has never won gold

28. Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing: Set to be first U.S. Olympian to compete in hijab

29. Mariel Zagunis, Fencing: Most decorated U.S. fencer ever; London 2012 flag bearer

30. Katie O’Donnell, Field Hockey: Now 27, earned her first international cap at age 16

Nick Delpopolo Judo

Nick Delpopolo, Judo

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31. Lexi Thompson, Golf: Played 2007 U.S. Women’s Open at age 12

32. Jordan Spieth, Golf: Two-time major winner has dreamed of walking in Opening Ceremony

33. Simone Biles, Gymnastics: Undefeated in all-arounds for nearly three years

34. Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics: First Olympic all-around champ to return since Nadia?

35. Aly Raisman, Gymnastics: Wants to better fourth-place finish from 2012 all-around

36. Danell Leyva, Gymnastics: Individual medalist at his last three Worlds and 2012 Olympics

37. Kayla Harrison, Judo: Pain-, sorrow-filled times since London Olympic gold

38. Nick Delpopolo, Judo: Expelled from London Games after testing positive for marijuana

39. Margaux Isaksen, Modern Pentathlon: Fourth in 2012, eyes first U.S. medal since ’00

40. Nathan Schrimsher, Modern Pentathlon: First U.S. athlete to qualify for Rio last July

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41. Meghan Musnicki, Rowing: Only 2012 Olympic champ in the 2015 Worlds eight

42. Katelin Snyder, Rowing: New eight coxswain, replacing retired Mary Whipple

43. Henrik Rummel, Rowing: Danish-born London fours bronze medalist

44. Jillion Potter, Rugby: Overcame cancer to captain U.S. women

45. Nate Ebner, Rugby: Patriots safety with a ’50-50′ shot at Rio

46. Madison Hughes, Rugby: Led U.S. to historic World Series title in London, his birthplace

47. Dave Hughes, Sailing: Coached the late Trevor Moore at 2012 Olympics

48. Kim Rhode, Shooting: Could earn an Olympic medal on fifth different continent

49. Matthew Emmons, Shooting: Cancer survivor earned medals in 2004, 2008, 2012

50. Vincent Hancock, Shooting: Two Olympic titles, three World titles in skeet

Jordan Spieth, Golf

Jordan Speith, Golf

51. Carli Lloyd, Soccer: Scored all U.S. goals in 2008 and 2012 Olympic finals

52. Alex Morgan, Soccer: Only one of five U.S. forwards from 2012 currently playing

53. Hope Solo, Soccer: Played every minute in 2008 and 2012 after being alternate in Athens

54. Natalie Coughlin, Swimming: Shares U.S. female record of 12 Olympic medals

55. Missy Franklin, Swimming: Goal is to break Coughlin’s record

56. Katie Ledecky, Swimming: Youngest on 2012 U.S. Olympic team now superstar

57. Dana Vollmer, Swimming: Fastest U.S. butterflier again, one year after baby

58. Nathan Adrian, Swimming: Won 2012 Olympic 100m freestyle by .01

59. Matt Grevers, Swimming: Olympic champ ceded World backstroke crown to Aussie

60. Ryan Lochte, Swimming: Injuries, coaching change since starring role in London

61. Michael Phelps, Swimming: Still best U.S. male swimmer after retirement, suspension

62. Jordan Wilimovsky, Swimming: Open-water 10km World champion

Matt Grevers, Swimming

Matt Grevers, swimming

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63. Anita Alvarez, Synchronized Swimming: Former prep swimmer qualified in duet with Mariya Koroleva

64. Lily Zhang, Table Tennis: First U.S. Olympian to then make Youth Olympics

65. Kanak Jha, Table Tennis: First American born in 2000s to qualify for Olympics

66. Jackie Galloway, Taekwondo: 2012 Olympic alternate for Mexico

67. Steven Lopez, Taekwondo: Has made every Olympic taekwondo team

68. Serena Williams, Tennis: Went 22-0 in sets at London 2012 (singles and doubles)

69. Venus Williams, Tennis: Can play in record fifth Olympic singles tournament

70. Bob Bryan, Tennis: His 2012 gold medal is ‘not even a circle anymore’

71. Mike Bryan, Tennis: Earned mixed doubles bronze with Lisa Raymond in 2012

Steven Lopez Taekwondo

Steven Lopez, Taekwondo

72. Tori Bowie, Track and Field: Converted long jumper earned World 100m bronze

73. Vashti Cunningham, Track and Field: Randall’s daughter is high jump prodigy

74. Allyson Felix, Track and Field: Eyes a Michael Johnson-like 200m-400m double

75. Dawn Harper-Nelson, Track and Field: May win second gold or miss deep team

76. Brittney Reese, Track and Field: Could be first repeat women’s long jump champ

77. Sanya Richards-Ross, Track and Field: Plans to defend 400m crown, retire

78. Jenn Suhr, Track and Field: May defend pole vault title vs. Brazil track and field star

79. Trayvon Bromell, Track and Field: 2015 World 100m co-bronze medalist at age 20

80. Ashton Eaton, Track and Field: One half of world’s most athletic couple

81. Justin Gatlin, Track and Field: Faster than Usain Bolt in ’14, ’15, save a few strides

82. Meb Keflezighi, Track and Field: Oldest U.S. Olympic runner ever

83. Joe Kovacs, Track and Field: Shot put champ first coached by mom in parking lot

84. Aries Merritt, Track and Field: 110m hurdles champ had kidney transplant Sept. 1

85. Christian Taylor, Track and Field: Switched takeoff legs since winning London 2012 triple jump

Tony Azevedo Water Polo

Tony Azevedo, Water Polo

86. Gwen Jorgensen, Triathlon: Won 13 straight top-level events from 2014 until April 9

87. April Ross, Beach Volleyball: Silver medalist in London with Jennifer Kessy

88. Kerri Walsh Jennings, Beach Volleyball: Teamed with Ross after third child in 2013

89. Phil Dalhausser, Beach Volleyball: 2008 Olympic champion with Todd Rogers

90. Nick Lucena, Beach Volleyball: Reunited with Dalhausser in 2015 after 10 years apart

91. Jordan Larson-Burbach, Volleyball: Player of the Year for the World champions

92. Matt Anderson, Volleyball: Back from a break due to depression, homesickness and stress

93. Ashleigh Johnson, Water Polo: Star goalie not from sport’s typical background

94. Maggie Steffens, Water Polo: 2012 Olympic gold-medal team MVP at age 19

95. Tony Azevedo, Water Polo: Born in Rio, seeks fifth U.S. Olympic berth

96. Sarah Robles, Weightlifting: Top U.S. finisher at Worlds (sixth), after two-year steroid ban

97. Adeline Gray, Wrestling: World champ is undefeated since July 2014

98. Helen Maroulis, Wrestling: May have to beat legendary Saori Yoshida for gold

99. Jordan Burroughs, Wrestling: 124-2 senior record, including 2012 Olympic title

100. Kyle Snyder, Wrestling: Youngest U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestler in 40 years

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