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18 Awesome Animal Athletes Who Will Make You Feel Lazy

The World Cup may be long over, but preparations are in full force for the next major global sporting event. Can't wait 'til then? Introducing.... the Animolympics! Check out these 18 athletes who are fur-iously training to become the next world champions.

1. Water polo

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They're new to the sport and just learning the basics, but clearly these are future Olympians in the making.

2. Tennis

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The balls are in her court. Is she ready for them? Only time will tell.

3. 100-meter dash

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It's a mad mad donkey dash to the finish line, folks.

4. Hurdles

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She's a hare's breath away from victory!

5. Long Jump

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Go big or go home!

6. Diving

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A true athlete never accepts failure, but dives back in to try again.

7. Judo

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Always root for the underdog. Especially when he's under the cat.

8. Fencing

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En garde! Touché!

9. Soccer

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That's a paw-ball. Free kick!

10. Synchronized swimming

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They're the clear favorite for a medal; don't bother hedging your bets.

11. 400-meter freestyle swimming

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Stay in your lane, and fight the current to the finish line.

12. Volleyball

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A triumph of canine coordination for the win!

13. Trampoline

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Outfox the competition with a flawless routine.

14. Rhythmic gymnastics

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Behold, the elegance! The grace! The artistry!

15. Shooting

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Bullseye! Or rather, llamas-eye.

16. Dressage

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It takes countless hours of practice to hone such delicate technique.

17. High jump

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Bonus points for the use of a beach ball in the landing.

18. Boxing

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And last but not least... One of the most tenacious pug-ilists the sport has ever seen! [