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Let the games begin with your cute summer athletes

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Krista and her friend Lindsey were the torch bearers for an Olympic-themed swim team.

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Gabriella Zink, 6, is dreaming of the 2024 Olympics!

The Olympics are finally here, which means families everywhere will be cheering on all those awesome athletes on Team USA. And who doesn't remember what it's like to be a child so inspired by watching the games  that you want to try and vault the sofa, swim extra fast or pretend like you are scoring that game-winning penalty kick? For this week's edition of Your Cute Kids, TODAY Moms readers shared photos of their little summer athletes. Some, like 6-year-old Gabrielle Zink, shown above, actually have aspirations of a future Olympic run. Others are just in it for the joy of playing. Either way, we salute these mini competitors. Happy Olympics!

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Maesyn, 4, jumps into the foam pit at her gymnastics class.

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Ashlyn, 9, is a gold medalist in her mom's eyes!

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Audrey, 3, loves gymnastics!

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Madison, 10 months, gets her baseball pink on.

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Sisters Sydney, 7, and Karle, 6, attempt some synchronized swimming.

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Griffin, 11, pitching for his undefeated baseball team.

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Todd, 12, on the football field

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Isabelle, 11, aka ''Izzy'' plays AAU basketball with the Surry Storm out of Mount Airy, N.C.

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Julie, 14, is an aspiring goal keeper on her travel soccer team and hopes to be the next Hope Solo.

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Wyatt, 8, in his first year of pitching.

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Aliannah-Rose, 1, will be watching for fist pumps these Olympic games.

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TODAY's Savannah Guthrie talks with the five members of the United States gymnastics team, who are on their way to becoming household names. They say they are ready to start competing in the Games, something they "never thought" would happen.