08/06/2016 09:53 EDT | Updated 08/06/2016 10:59 EDT

Canadian Athletes To Watch At The Rio Olympics

Ready, set ... CHEER.

The Rio Summer Games have begun!

Team Canada is seizing the moment to make its country proud at the 2016 Olympics. With a goal of 19+ medals and a 12th place finish, the athletes, led by chef de mission Curt Harnett, will be looking to best their London 2012 standing by one position, according to the Toronto Star.

They've got plenty of strength, power and skill to get them there — check out these Canadian athletes to watch in Rio, and get your cheer on, Canada.

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