There’s more than meets the eye to some of athletes competing for gold in this year’s games, here’s who you should keep your Twitter eyes locked on to.
The return of the Games signals more than dramatic finishes and fantastic races, it’s also a time to get to know some of the roughly 10,500 athletes who will go for gold in the Olympics and Paralympics. Everyone loves a winner, but in the digital age, the public shows equal love and interest for athletes who have interesting backgrounds. Here are a few who fit the bill:
Ebner’s day job is as a defensive back for the New England Patriot of the National Football League, but he took temporary leave from the team in May to pursue his Olympic dream.
Sport: Track and Field
Forced to pull out of the 2012 Olympics with an injury during qualifiers, she and her sister Tirunesh (a three-time Olympic champion) are expected to compete for gold at a variety of distances.