16. Ellis Coleman
The U.S. Olympic Trials are a rough road in any sport, but if there’s one athlete among our 25 who could conceivably have made his team simply by submitting a YouTube video instead, it’s this Greco-Roman wrestling hopeful. The 20-year-old Coleman, who’ll compete in the 60-kilogram class in London, achieved worldwide Internet fame for his astounding “flying squirrel”—a takedown in which he dives over his opponent from a standing position, secures his waist, then spins him head-over-heels onto the mat. for the record, Coleman made the U.S. team the traditional way—by winning his way through the trials in April.
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