Rising stars of Tokyo 2020, including Michael Phelps's heir, Daniel Dubois' boxing sister and a 12-year-old skateboarder

IT'S time for the more experienced hands to pass the baton on.

At Tokyo 2020 there's going to plenty of young stars appearing in their first Games.

They are future stars of the Olympics and could quite easily walk away with gold.

Let SunSport salute the rising stars set to dominate in the land of the rising sun.


Great Britain's hope in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m, the 24-year-old has been tipped to become the nation's poster girl for Tokyo 2020 by Seb Coe.

In 2019, she won three medals at the World Athletics Championships – becoming the greatest British female sprinter in history.

However, she comes into the Olympics having recently nursed a hamstring complaint that forced her to pull out of the British Grand Prix.


Duplantis is set to be one of the most talked about athletes at Tokyo 2020.

The American-born Swede, 21, won gold as a 15-year-old in the boys' pole vault at the 2015 World Youth Championships and holds a number of age group world bests.

Last year, he set a world record – beating Sergey Bubka's long-standing mark for the highest outdoor vault of all-time.

And Bubka is confident he can further shatter his record that's stood since 1994. "6.20? 6.25? For me, he is ready for that today," he said.


Caroline is the sister of heavyweight star Daniel Dubois.

The 20-year-old became England's first World Youth Champion by recording a win over Nune Asatrian by unanimous points decision in 2018.

She followed that up at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics by beating Porntip Buapa in the final.

She has 35 wins from 37 fights.


Whizkid Sky will be competing for Great Britain and is the youngest professional skateboarder in the world.

By the time the Games comes, she will be just 13.

At the 2019 World Skateboarding Championship she won bronze, and is expected to score big in Tokyo.

Away from the ramp, she's Nike's youngest ever sponsored athlete.


The locals will be going wild for tennis sensation Osaka, after all she's already become a Barbie doll in her homeland.

The World No2 pulled out of the French Open and Wimbledon to focus on her Olympics bid.

"It would honestly mean the world to me to bring home a gold in Japan,” Osaka, 23, told BusinessInsider.com.

“I think it would take some time to fully sink in, but to be able to win a gold on my country’s soil, knowing the youngest generation is watching – it makes me emotional to know I have the opportunity to make an entire generation inspired and an entire country proud."


Lyles is on a mission to claim Usain Bolt's crown as the world's fastest ever sprinter.

The 23-year-old will run in the 100m and 200m, and is the favourite for the latter.

He holds personal bests of 9.86 seconds for the 100m and 19.50 seconds for the 200m.

Off the track, Lyles runs a non-profit foundation with his younger brother Josephus called the Lyles Brothers Sports Foundation that supports poor kids who want to run track, but don't have the money to compete.


When Michael Phelps announced he was hanging up his goggles after Rio 2016, the USA needed another poster boy for swimming.

In Dressel they may have someone even better. The 24-year-old claimed an incredible seven gold medals at the World Championships in Budapest in 2017.

Then two years later he went one better with eight medals in total (six gold, two silver) in Gwangju.

That's why he is being tipped to match Phelps' astonishing record of eight in a single Games, which the Flying Fish did at Beijing 2008.

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