Rio Olympic champions Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky and Laurie Hernandez plus Refugee Olympic team swimmer Yusra Mardini made Time magazine’s list — The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016.
Chloe Kim, a 16-year-old U.S. snowboarder eyeing the Pyeongchang Olympics, also made the list.
Kim and Ledecky also made the 2015 list, along with New Zealand Olympic golfer Lydia Ko.
In Rio, Biles became the first female gymnast to earn four golds at a single Games since 1984. Ledecky became the second swimmer to sweep the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyles at a single Olympics. Hernandez earned gymnastics team gold and balance beam bronze two months after turning 16.
Mardini, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee, swam in Rio about one year after swimming for her life for three hours in the Aegean Sea while fleeing Damascus for Europe. She was one of 10 athletes on the Refugee Olympic team.
In 2016, Kim repeated as X Games halfpipe champion, swept the Youth Olympic halfpipe and slopestyle titles and landed back-to-back 1080s to become the first woman to score a perfect 100 in a top-level contest.Follow @nzaccardi