Olympics Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games  

Erik Barnes
388 votes 97 voters 1.2k views 23 items

List Rules Vote up the much-hyped athletes you're surprised aren't living up to the hype at the Rio Olympics.

Top athletes from around the world are competing hard and strong at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. Many great Olympians are making their home countries proud bringing in gold medals and acclaim. Others, meanwhile, are shaping up to be victims of their own promise, even if they're still earning medals. These are the overhyped Rio Olympics athletes.

Make no mistake, they're all high-caliber competitors, but some of these disappointing athletes at the 2016 Olympics were expected to do better. With either past victories in previous Olympic appearances or pundits predicting great things, there are some athletes that just aren't living up to expectations. That's not their fault, but it's still surprising. It's hard to shake the feeling that some of these folks could be winning more than a bronze or silver. Others just are making too many errors or have bungled their performances.

No reasonable person is mad or sad about it, but some fans are definitely disappointed. So it's with that in mind that you should take a look and vote up the 2016 Olympians you're shocked haven't performed more competitively.

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games

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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games

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Missy Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games

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Gabby Douglas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
age 23

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games

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Emily Seebohm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
IanHarvey added age 26

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Cameron McEvoy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
Cameron McEvoy age 24

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Sam Mikulak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
age 26

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Cate Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
IanHarvey added age 26

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Larrissa Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
Larrissa Miller age 26

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Mara Abbott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
Mara Abbott age 33

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Hannah Miley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
Hannah Miley age 29

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Tom Daley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
age 24

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Mirabai Saikhom Chanu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
Mirabai Saikhom Chanu

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Alexander Massialas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
Alexander Massialas age 24

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Lizzie Armitstead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games

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Rickie Fowler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
age 30

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David Florence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games

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Mitch Larkin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
Mitch Larkin age 25

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Danell Leyva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
age 27

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Louis Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
age 29

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Emma Pooley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games
age 36

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Mariel Zagunis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympians You're Shocked Aren't Doing Better in the Rio Games