Meet the four Kansas athletes who qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympics

Adam Hensley
Topeka Capital-Journal

The United States' 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic teams are finalized. 

The Olympics begin on Friday, July 23, and run until Sunday, Aug. 8. The opening ceremony is scheduled for July 23 at 6 a.m. CT.

For those looking to watch the Tokyo Olympics, there are a handful of options. NBC will broadcast the games on TV, but viewers can also stream on NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports, and Peacock.

In total, four athletes with Kansas hometowns made the Olympics — one in baseball, one in shooting, one in soccer, and one in softball.

Here's a look at each athlete from Kansas competing in the Summer Olympics.

Bubba Starling (baseball)

Kansas City Royals center fielder Bubba Starling catches a fly ball for  during the third inning Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Hometown: Gardner, KS

Notable experience: 2021 first-time Olympic qualifier.

Derrick Mein (shooting)

The USA national team and Olympians including Derrick Mein at the Junior Olympic camps preparing to head for Tokyo

Hometown: Paola, KS

Event: Trap shooting

Notable experience: 2021 first-time Olympic qualifier, 2020 and 2017 NSCA National Champion, 2019 ICTSF World English Sporting Champion, 2018 World All Around Champion.

More:Amazing moments from past Summer Olympics

Adrianna Franch (soccer)

Jun 10, 2019; Paris, FRA; The United States goalkeeper Adrianna Franch stops the ball during a Team USA training session in preparation for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 at Terrain d'Honneur Lucien Choine.

Hometown: Salina, KS

Notable experience: 2019 SheBelieves Cup, 2018 and 2017 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year.

More:USWNT soccer roster for Tokyo Olympics announced

Kelsey Stewart (softball)

Kelsey Stewart of the USA Olympic softball team rallies against New Mexico during the Mary Nutter Classic college softball tournament at Big League Dreams Sports Park in Cathedral City, Calif., on February 20, 2020.

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Notable experience: 2019 and 2017 gold medalist in Pan American Games, 2018 and 2016 gold medalist in WBSC Women's World Championships, 2014 silver medalist in 2014 WBSC Women's World Championships, 2015 silver medal in Pan American Games. 

More:American athletes to watch as Tokyo Olympics draw near

Adam Hensley is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can follow him on Twitter @A_Hens83.