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After playing to empty stadiums for the better part of a year — if they were able to play at all – athletes were more than ready to turn the page and kick off the competition in 2021. And wow, has it been a hell of year for sports. We saw history made at the postponed Tokyo Olympics, from Katie Ledecky’s historic 1,500-meter gold medal swim to basketball players Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi winning their fifth straight Olympic gold. Athletes shined in other venues, too — who could forget underdogs Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez battling it out at the US Open, marking the first all-teen Grand Slam final in 22 years?
Suffice to say, there’s no shortage of Halloween costume inspiration from the world of sports. Learn how to re-create 2021’s most talked-about sports moments in the slides ahead.