The Brits Bound to Shine in Rio

The Brits Bound to Shine in Rio


Jun 7, 2016

With just two months to go until the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, we're gearing up to watch our favorite female athletes excel.

And since the Olympics are about national unity and patriotic spirit, we've been tracking the phenomenally talented British women to look out for this summer.

Some you'll know already, like London 2012 heptathlon gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill who made a remarkable comeback 13 months after the birth of her son Reggie to win gold at the World Championships in 2015.

Others are newcomers, like 19-year-old Welsh swimmer Chloé Tutton set a new British record for the 200m breaststroke at the British Championships in April 2016, and went on to win gold in the women's 4x100m relay at the European Swimming Championships in May.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will follow soon after, from September 7-18. Paralympic swimming champ Ellie Simmonds is aiming for yet another gold medal and Dame Sarah Storey — with 29 world titles and 11 Paralympic golds — is looking to add even more accolades to her unrivaled collection.

Click through our slideshow above to see the Brits bound to shine in Rio this summer. Ready to be inspired?

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Photo Credit: Jessica Ennis-Hill (Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

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