9 of the youngest athletes competing at the 2016 Olympics

In just a few short weeks, the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will commence, catapulting familiar faces, along with some new, onto one of the world's biggest stages.

Some of the athletes participating in their first-ever Olympics, while barely able to drive, have proven themselves to be fierce competitors.

Take a look below to see 8 high-school-age students who will be competing in the 2016 Olympics.Advertisement