This piece originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.
French street artist JR has turned three almost-Olympic athletes into actual larger-than-life scaffolding structures installed around Rio de Janeiro.
- Need Supply Co Debuts New Home Department
- This Artist Stages Elaborate Photos Using Rescued Food
- How to Be a Wine Pro, a Coffee Snob and a Better Food Photographer
The artist’s massive renderings are of Youness Idress, a 27-year-old Sudanese high jumper who was unable to compete in the Olympic qualifications because of an injury; 31-year-old Brazilian diver Cleuson Lima do Rosario who, although on the 2004 Olympic diving team, was not chosen to compete; and 22-year-old French triathlon swimmer Leonie Periault, who is training to compete in the 2020 games.