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Indiana is among states with most Olympians

This is what we mean when we say there's more than corn in Indiana, guys.
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A Germany player is silhouetted against a wall during a Beach Volleyball training session ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers will have something extra to cheer for this Olympics! 

New data shows Indiana ties for eleventh in the country when it comes to states with the most Olympians. We also crack the top ten when numbers are broken down per capita. 

According to data released by betonline.ag, 46 states are represented by at least one athlete.

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California is sending the most athletes to Tokyo, with 126 Olympians, according to Insider.com.

The states with most Olympians are:
1. California — 126
2. Florida — 56
3. Texas — 32
4. Colorado — 31
5. New York — 29
T6. Illinois — 22
T6. Massachusetts — 22
8. Georgia — 20
9. Pennsylvania — 19
10. New Jersey — 17
T11. Arizona — 16
T11. Indiana — 16

However, California also has the highest population with 39,613,493 people as of 2021.

When the stats are broken down per capita, we see that Hawaii claims the top spot and Indiana lands in the top 10.

The top 10 states based on Olympians per 500k residents are:
1. Hawaii - 3.17
2. Colorado - 2.72
3. Vermont - 2.40
4. Nevada - 2.31
5. Massachusetts - 1.59
6. California - 1.58
7. Montana - 1.41
8. Alaska - 1.36
9. Florida - 1.31
10. Indiana - 1.20

RELATED: Meet the Hoosiers going for gold at this year's Olympics

The team at betonline.ag compiled the data by taking the number of Olympians from each state based on hometown, and cross referencing that with U.S. Census data.

In all, 621 Americans will represent the United States in Tokyo when the games kick off Friday. 

You can get the full breakdown of which sports to watch out for here