At least nine athletes from Western New York will wear red, white and blue in Rio for the 2016 Olympics this summer.

This year, there is a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, are competing in Rio. The games kick off August 5.

Now let's take a look at the nine known athletes from Western New York that will represent the United States of America.

  • 1

    Jake Linde-Kaminski

    Archery

    Elma, NY

  • 2

    Matt Anderson

    Volleyball

    West Seneca, NY

  • 3

    Jenn Suhr

    Pole Vault

    Fredonia, NY

  • 4

    Anita Alvarez

    Synchronized Swimming

    Kenmore, NY

  • 5

    Jon Jones

    Shot Put

    Portville, N.Y.

  • 6

    Steve Coppola

    Rowing

    Buffalo, NY

  • 7

    Emily Regan

    Rowing

    Buffalo, NY

  • 8

    Kathleen Tocke

    Sailing

    Buffalo, NY

  • 9

    Matt DePeters

    Skiing

    Hamburg, NY