The Olympics aren't over yet, but some West Texans have already medaled in the Tokyo games. Natalie Hinds, from Midland, was part of a swimming relay that took home the Bronze for Team USA. A few former Red Raiders finished just outside of medal contention, while athletes of other local universities brought home hardware and broke some huge milestones as Olympians.

Sure, all of these athletes might not claim Lubbock, Midland, or a surrounding area as their hometown, but they all put roots down in the area for at least a little while.

Here's a brief look at some of the "local" athletes competing in this year's Olympic Games.

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