There are over 11,000 athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio. You can’t follow them all on social media, so here are 5 that you may want to watch more closely.
US Gymnast Simone Biles. This 19 year old may just be the best gymnast of her generation, and her Instagram profile is hilarious.
US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, is the first American to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab. Just looking at Muhammad in action is inspiring.
Tory Doris- This triple jumper from Guyana is sure to serve up some good tunes as he moonlights as a DJ.
US Basketball player Elena Della Donne, an openly gay athlete who’s made it her life’s mission to empower other LGBTQ athletes.
Another team of young athletes to follow is teamrefugee consisting of athletes who are stateless due to political instability or violence.

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