16 Animals Who Should Be In the Olympics

Watch your back, Phelps.

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With the 2016 Olympics in full swing, it's almost impossible not to get caught up in the excitement. But if you're somehow still not completely mesmerized by what's going on in Rio, Google "Simone Biles" and you'll be just as in awe as the rest of us mere humans.

As much as we love watching the world's best athletes, we do think the Olympics is missing one crucial element: adorable animals, some of which are just as talented. (In their own way, of course.)

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Here are 16 animals we think would make pretty great Olympians:

1. This fox, who gets a perfect score for his flawless diving form.

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2. This chinchilla, if the Olympics ever decide to add a parkour event.

3. This raccoon, who's clearly been going to extra spin classes.

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4. This turtle, who takes weightlifting to the next level.

5. This goat, who would dominate in trampoline gymnastics.

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6. This puppy, whose cuteness could bring Rafael Nadal to his knees.

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7. This otter, who's wondering when LeBron will accept his dunking challenge.

8. This panda, who has the whole equestrian thing down.

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9. This bear and tiger cub, who already look like pro wrestlers.

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10. This duckling, who holds the world record in the 100 centimeter dash.

11. This elephant, who could give rhythmic gymnasts a run for their money.

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12. This cat, who knows all about sticking perfect landings.

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13. This dog, who's the real MVP of the volleyball team.

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14. This lizard, who's well on his way to a hole-in-one.

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15. These kangaroos, who would have the boxing match of the century.

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16. And this sloth, who looks just as excited to be at the Olympics as this lifeguard.

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