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50 faces to watch out for at the 2016 Rio Olympics: part one

From Nicola Adams to Jessica Ennis-Hill, via Usain Bolt, here are the first 10 of our 50 top names to watch as the summer’s biggest sporting event nears

In May, by winning the world flyweight title in Kazakhstan, Adams seized the last major title to have eluded her, meaning she heads to Rio as the reigning Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European Games champion, having also previously won European and EU golds. Times, it is fair to say, have changed in women’s boxing, and Adams has been at the vanguard of the transformation. When she won her first world medal in Ningbo, China in 2008, she did not even travel with a physio, but by the time she reached Astana she had an eight-strong support staff. Now, as a true titan of her sport, it is time to start winning those titles all over again. Will Macpherson

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