TOKYO, Japan (WTNH) — Connecticut has five Olympians and one Paralympian representing our country.

Rowers Liam Corrigan and Austin Hack are from Old Lyme.

Alyssa Naeher is a goalie on the women’s soccer team; she’s from Stratford.

Old Saybrook’s Alexis Sablone is a skateboarder.

Swimmer Kieran Smith from Ridgefield will compete in three events in Tokyo.

And swimmer Matthew Torres from Ansonia will compete in the Paralympics.

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Gov. Ned Lamont passed along words of support: “I wish them all the best, and I can guarantee that there will be a strong contingent of us back home in Connecticut who will be cheering them on while they compete in Tokyo.”

Thursday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent his congratulations to Connecticut’s athletes ahead of opening ceremonies:

“These athletes represent the best of the best of our state and country and I am incredibly proud of the Connecticut natives who will be representing us on the world stage. Their commitment, dedication, and perseverance are a prime example for so many young athletes in Connecticut and across the nation. I can’t wait to cheer for these athletes and all of Team USA over the next couple weeks.”