Siobhan Haughey, Simone Biles and other Olympic stars to follow on Snapchat and Instagram immediately

Siobhan Haughey, Simone Biles and other Olympic stars to follow on Snapchat and Instagram immediately

Watching them is tiring enough for us

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The Aus swimmer Emma Mckeon is great for travel pics.
Photo: Instagram

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Siobhan Haughey, Hong Kong’s own mermaid tracks her life at uni, trips home and, of course, time in the pool.
Photo: Instagram

There’s another week of the Olympics, then the Paralympics kick in, but that doesn’t mean these athletes stop doing what they do! Keep up with all their adventures throughout the year – here are some of our faves to follow on social media.


@simonebiles, IG and SC, for mind-blowing acrobatics

The gold medallist fits more moves into her social media feeds than she does her gymnastic routines, and that’s saying something. The behind-the-scenes footage of her training is testament to her results.

 

A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on

 


@Siobhanhaughey01, IG, for a Hong Kong perspective

Hong Kong’s own mermaid Siobhan Haughey tracks her life at uni, trips home and, of course, time in the pool.


@mardiniysra, IG, for refugee awareness

Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini has been about much more than just sport in Rio, drawing attention to the plight of Syrian refugees. Mardini, who found sanctuary in Germany, and gained global recognition for helping to push a capsized boat filled with refugees for three hours, is fairly new to the Instagram game, but we expect big things from her so watch this space.


@lauriehernandez_ IG (@lzhernandez02 on Twitter) for BTS at competitions and so much upbeat energy you can't help but smile

The 16-year-old silver Olympic medallist is possibly the smiliest person in the news at the moment. It doesn’t seem to matter if she's part of a gold medal team, or heading out for ice cream with her squad (gymnastic or otherwise), she’s always got a massive grin on her face, and gratitude in buckets.

 

Always laughing when I'm with these girls

A video posted by Laurie Hernandez (@lauriehernandez_) on

 


@toss_and_catch, IG, for a slice of normality, and the splits

US rhythmic gymnast Laura Zeng’s Instagram account looks pretty similar to most 16 year old’s accounts; it has photos of her with her friends, cats, and the occasional shot of her doing a perfect splits while on her tip toes or some videos of her world-class gymnastics. NBD.

 

The rhythmic version of chest bumping #kazanworldcup2016!

A video posted by Laura Zeng (@toss_and_catch) on

 


@emmamckeon, IG, SC, for great travel photos and swimwear inspo

Australian swimming sensation Emma McKeon doesn’t just post boring photos of her doing lengths in the pool. A true water baby, McKeon seems to spend all her free time in an ocean, from Italy to Australia. And all that time at the beach means it’s the perfect account if you’re looking for some swimwear inspo.


@fernandogaviriarendon, IG (fernandogaviria on SC), for views from the handlebars

Fernando Gaviria Rendon is a Columbian road and track racing cyclist, who shares highly-edited shots from his perspective, with Columbia as a beautiful backdrop.

 

Se sigue bajo lluvia

A photo posted by Fernando Gaviria Rendon (@fernandogaviriarendon) on

 


@niekkimmann, IG, SC, for in-air shots

This 20-year-old Dutch BMX star shares incredible in-air shots that scream “Don’t try this at home”.


@lydsko for famous friends, golf courses

Lydia Ko is a 17-year-old Korean-born New Zealand golfer, and her Instagram account will have you drooling over the lush green golf courses and her famous friends

Lydia Ko with famous friends, golf courses and teen girl hang outs. A winning combo.
Photo: Instagram

@sarahsjostrom for training pics This Swedish swimming champ shares inspirational training photos and shots of a great Dane.


@benrowlings IG, SC, for puppies

This 20-year-old wheelchair 100m and 800m athlete shares inspirational quotes and puppy pics

Ben Rowlings. 20-year-old wheelchair 100m and 800m athlete shares inspirational quotes and puppy pics.
Photo: Instagram

@mcclainhermes88 for good deeds

A 15-year-old swimmer who holds 10 American records, runs a charitable foundation collecting shoes for the homeless. Oh, and she’s legally blind. So what have you done today?

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