The Courier-Mail



India, badminton

Talk about pressure. A billion adoring eyes will be on India’s world champion when she steps out in Tokyo.

Sindhu became the first Indian to win an Olympic silver medal at Rio in 2016 but has lost the element of surprise amid growing expectatio­ns. Has been floating around the world’s top 20 for a decade and has twice made the Forbes rich list for earning above $7 million a year.

Slovenia, rock climbing

She rocks … literally. Garnbret began the sport at age seven and has been climbing in the rankings since, to the point where she is clearly the most dominant female force in the new Olympic sport.

Competed at a national competitio­n for the first time at age eight and has dominated the World Cup scene for half a decade.

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