Your cute kids

Let the games begin with your cute summer athletes

July 27, 2012 at 9:03 AM ET

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 as a child to be 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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