Kassidy Cook

Many U.S. athletes have dedicated their Instagram accounts to giving fans a closer look at the Olympic experience in Rio. Here are some that are more than worth the click:


Michael Phelps

No better place to start than with the greatest Olympian of all time. The now-19-time gold medalist is not the most frequent poster, but he is sure to upload some prime photos during the Games.

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Ryan Lochte

Phelps' teammate and signature rival in the pool is also a prominent Instagrammer. Lochte recently unveiled his new hair , so be sure to check in for more surprises.

#oldmanriver repost.... @m_phelps00 Happy bday @ryanlochte !!! The old dudes on the team now!!! #rio #usa

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Missy Franklin

The 17-year old smiling sensation, who won America's hearts in London, is now a poised 21-year old looking to dominate in Rio. The five-time gold medalist posts tons of cool photos training and competing in the pool, as well as living an awesome life on dry land.

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Kassidy Cook

The 21-year old diver is making her Olympic debut in Rio, competing in the 3-meter springboard competition. The former model keeps her fans updated on her training routine, Game of Thrones -obsession and dog loving.

Cook's Instagram is off to a hot start at the game, with early cameos from Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.

Such an unreal night last night! so honored to have marched in with these studs. @easymoneysniper @money23green

A photo posted by Kassidy Cook (@kassidycook13) on

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Simone Biles

Biles has the potential for a historic Games in Rio. Some already consider her the most talented gymnast of all time. A late bloomer to the sport, Biles is making her Olympic debut. The high-energy 19-year-old has an Instagram account every bit as vibrant and active as she is.

| s q u a d g o a l s |

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Aly Raisman

The captain of the "Fierce Five" squad, which won our hearts in London, is again captain of the U.S. women's gymnastics team in Rio.

The 22-year old is an elder stateswoman, as far as Olympic gymnasts go, but her Instagram account reminds us she is a fun young woman outside of the gym. Raisman, who finished fourth in the all-around competition in London, qualified for the Rio all-around, along with Biles.

Pin trading like its ma day job ;)

A photo posted by Alexandra Raisman (@alyraisman) on

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Gabby Douglas

The 2012 all-around gold medalist, Douglas competed in four events in London.

Since then, she has used her celebrity to create her own TV show, a line of emojis and her own Barbie doll. This weekend, Douglas finished third in all-around qualification, but due to the competition only allowing a maximum two gymnasts per nation to move on to the final, Douglas will not have the chance to defend her gold medal.

Hey girl heeeeeey!

A photo posted by Gabby Douglas (@gabbycvdouglas) on

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Ibtihaj Muhammad

Muhammad is the first American woman ever to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

She has quickly become a fan favorite, and her Instagram features pictures with President Obama, Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Abby Wambach, Tim Gunn and more.

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Miles Chamley-Watson

The 26-year-old New Yorker has come a long way from detention to the Olympics.

He has promised to keep his Instagram feed updated throughout Rio, so fans should surely check his page out.

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Kerri Walsh Jennings

Walsh Jennings enters Rio a three-time reigning gold medalist in beach volleyball. All three medals were won with former partner Misty May-Treanor, but May-Treanor retired after their London victory. Walsh Jennings is now paired with April Ross, who won a silver medal in 2012.

#TeamUSA processing. Let the FUN begin ✨ @aprilrossbeach @teamusa

A photo posted by Kerri Walsh Jennings (@kerrileewalsh) on

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April Ross

The 34-year-old already has an impressive career, reaching the 2012 gold-medal match, where she and Jen Kessy lost to Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor. Ross and Walsh Jennings are among the favorites to keep gold in American hands. Ross's Instagram account is filled with awesome pictures of her competing, as well as some cool behind the scenes shots with other big-time athletes. She was featured in ESPN's The Body Issue this year.

The first time I saw ESPN's Body Issue I knew I wanted to be in it. At the same time, I REALLY thought I'd never get the chance. Like most, I've struggled with my body image. It's been years of cultivating a positive attitude, feeding the "good wolf", learning to fully accept my body despite any imperfections I might see, that has gotten me to this point. Our bodies are AMAZING. I love how sport helps us realize this. Thank you ESPN for recognizing it and choosing me to be apart of the celebration! Huge shout out to my agent @kagawacolas for making this dream a reality for me! And beyond grateful for the vision and creation of @williamshirakawa #NOphotoshopallowed #ESPN #bodyissue Please read the article, it's in my bio!

A photo posted by April Ross (@aprilrossbeach) on

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DeMarcus Cousins

Nearly every player on the men's and women's basketball teams are household names, but "Boogie" has one of the best Insta accounts for Rio.

The Sacramento Kings' All-Star has posted many pictures of the guys in the locker room and in transit.

Mr. Cooper x David Ruffin x Boogie

A photo posted by DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) on

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DeMar DeRozan

The Toronto Raptors' star has the best post yet from Rio.

The video posted from an airplane features Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler and Kevin Durant singing Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" while New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony appears to be wishing he were anywhere else.

Melo ain't having it...

A video posted by DeMar DeRozan (@demar_derozan) on

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Breanna Stewart

The 21-year old UConn product is competing in Rio just months after graduating college. Stewart won four consecutive NCAA National Championships and NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Awards under Geno Auriemma, the Team USA head coach. She was selected No. 1 overall by the Seattle Storm in this spring's WNBA draft. Look for Stewart to Instagram her excitement as she makes her Olympic debut.

Miss this girl aka my twin @katielou33

A photo posted by Breanna Stewart (@bre_stewart30) on

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Allyson Felix

The four-time gold medalist is 30, as she enters her fourth Olympic games. She will look to three-peat in the 4x400 m relay, as well as claim her first individual 400 m gold. Felix' time of 49.68 in the 400 m was tops at the U.S. Trials. Felix' best event for most of her career has been the 200 m, a competition she won silver in 2004 and 2008 and gold in 2012. However, Felix came in fourth place at this year's U.S. Trials, missing a bid to defend her 200 m crown by 0.01 seconds.

Team processing today! Follow along Allyson_Felix.

A photo posted by Allyson Felix (@af85) on

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English Gardner

Gardner is a 100 meters specialist making her Olympic debut in Rio. And her Instagram is lit.


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Jordan Burroughs

Burroughs is a proud father, an admirable activist, and a freestyle wrestling world champion. Burroughs won gold in his Olympic debut in London, and since then, he has spent time as an assistant coach in college at Nebraska. Look for Burroughs to defend his gold medal performance and 'gram the whole ride.

Who wants to wrestle?

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