VOTE: Which Yorkshire athletes will medal at Rio 2016?

The Rio Olympics formally gets underway tonight as the hundreds of athletes parade around the Maracana for the opening ceremony.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 5th August 2016, 4:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:41 pm
Jessica Ennis
Jessica Ennis

More than 50 athletes with Yorkshire connections have headed out to Brazil to compete across 16 different sports. But which will return to the White Rose with a new addition to their trophy cabinet?

Use our handy swiper to either give each athlete a thumbs up or thumbs down on their medal credentials...

Here’s our selection of the best medal hopefuls Yorkshire can offer at Rio 2016...

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Strong bets...

Jessica Ennis-Hill, 30, Sheffield

Athletics, heptathlon. Golden girl of British team. Olympic and world champion and primed for further glory despite not topping world rankings in 2016.

Alastair Brownlee, 28, Leeds

Jack Laugher

Triathlon. The dominant force in the sport for the last seven years and reigning Olympic champion.

Jonny Brownlee, 26, Leeds

Triathlon. Looking to upgrade London bronze and is the biggest rival to his brother following injury to Javier Gomez.

Lizzie Armitstead, 27, Otley

Great Britain's Ed Clancy celebrates winning the Gold medal in the Men's Team Pursuit final at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park

Cycling, road race. Build up marred by missed drugs test controversy but 2015 world champion leads the British hopes

Ed Clancy, 31, Barnsley

Cycling, team pursuit. Two-time gold medallist and pursuit team is favourite to make it three with Mark Cavendish also on board.

Andrew Triggs Hodge, 37, Grassington (with Paul Bennett and Tom Ransley)

Jack Laugher

Rowing, men’s eight. Hunting a third Olympic gold at fourth Games but first in the biggest boat.

Nicola Adams, 33, Leeds

Boxing, bantamweight. Made history in London four years ago and aiming to become first boxer to defend title in over 50 years.

Jack Laugher, 21, Ripon

Diving, 3m springboard and 3m synchronised. Won gold in 2015 World Diving Series and bronze at world championships and has prospering synchro partnership with Chris Mears.

Outside chances

Great Britain's Ed Clancy celebrates winning the Gold medal in the Men's Team Pursuit final at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park

Muhammad Ali, 20, Keighley – boxing, flyweight

Tom Bosworth, 26, Leeds - athletics, race-walking

Non Stanford, 27, Leeds - triathlon

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, 23, Leeds – diving, 3m synchronised

Yona Knight-Wisdom, 21, Leeds (Jamaica) – diving, 3m springboard

Alicia Blagg, 19, Wakefield and Rebecca Gallantree, 31, Leeds – diving, 3m sychronised

Vicky Holland, 30, Leeds - triathlon

Gabby Adcock, 25, Leeds – badminton, mixed doubled

Qais Ashfaq, 23, Leeds – boxing, bantamweight

Nile Wilson, 20, Leeds - gymnastics, all around

Barry Middleton, 32, Doncaster - hockey

Laura Weightman, 26, Leeds - athletics, 1,500m

Rabah Yousif, 29, Teesside – athletics, 400m & 400m relay

Katherine Copeland, 25, Middlesbrough – rowing, double sculls

Paul Drinkhall, 26, Loftus - table tennis, individual and team

Danny Willett, 28, Sheffield – golf

John Whitaker, 61, Huddersfield – show jumping

Michael Whitaker, 56, Huddersfield – show jumping

Aimee Wilmott, 23, Middlesbrough – swimming, 200m butterfly, 400m individual medley

Katy Marchant, 23, Leeds – cycling, sprint, keirin

Zoe Lee, 30, Richmond – rowing, coxed eight

Rebekah Tyler, 17, Keighley - weight lifting, 69kg

Louise Bloor, 30, Rotherham – athletics, 4x100m relay

Ellie Faulkner, 23, Sheffield – swimming, 200m freestyle