This summer the world’s greatest athletes will head to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympics.

With over 200 countries involved in the month long Games, it really is one of the greatest sporting events on the planet.

The great thing about the Olympics is there is literally a sport for anyone to enjoy watching.

Whether it is traditional athletics or archery, you’re sure to find something to enjoy.

Here’s our list of the 27 female athletes you will want to keep your eye on this summer.

Jaqueline Carvalho – Volleyball

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At the age of 32, Carvalho will be going for her third successive gold medal at an Olympic games this summer.

The Brazilian will be hoping to perform one last time in front of her home crowd.

Alex Morgan – Soccer


Team USA’s captain Alex Morgan will be hoping her team can add another gold medal to the World Cup win in 2015.