Yorkshire athletes won seven golds and five other medals at London 2012 - but can they match that amazing haul in Rio?

Four years ago, Yorkshire hit the headlines across the world when astute observers pointed out that it would have merited 12th on the medals table had it been a country and not just a county, albeit a very big one.

In 2012, the GB squad was 542-strong and included 54 people with strong Yorkshire connections, either because they were born here or resided in the county.

At the Rio Olympics, which opens on Saturday, August 5, 366 athletes will compete for Great Britain and Northern Ireland - and, as in 2012, there will be 54 athletes with links to the county.

A handful of them have links to Huddersfield, including Huddersfield-raised cyclist Ed Clancy, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, and diver Lois Toulson, 16, from Cleckheaton.

And don’t forget to watch out for Huddersfield-born brothers John and Michael Whitaker who are part of the show jumping team.

The biggest question is: Can Team GB match the 65 medals of four years ago. This time, the target is 48 - but the final tally could be as high as 79, according to those in the know.

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Among the Yorkshire athletes, who has the greatest chance of bringing home gold, silver or bronze?

In the Triathlon, Alistair Brownlee will be fighting to match the gold he won in London in 2012. Younger brother Jonny will want to improve on the bronze he won on home soil.

England's Alistair Brownlee with flags from the crowd as he enters the final straight before winning the Mixed Team Relay at Strathclyde Country Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games near Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 26, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Triathlon. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

Leeds flyweight boxer Nicola Adams, the first woman in Olympic history to win a boxing gold, is hoping to retain her title.

The 33-year-old became world champion earlier this year and is a decent bet to retain her Olympic title.

A lot has happened in the four years since Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis-Hill won gold in the heptathlon. She has suffered injury, she took time out to have a baby but she fought back to win back her world title. It appears that she is coming into form at the right time.