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Rio Olympics 2016: Trending Athletes to Follow in Social Media

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The Rio Olympics 2016 is just around the corner. To get into that Olympic spirit, let the athletes themselves get you pumped up for the games, get you in the know and maybe just even make you laugh. Here are some trending athletes that you could follow in social media.

Usain Bolt on Facebook

The Jamaican superstar athlete has the perfect name for the fastest person ever timed. It seems as if it came out of a comic book. He too is fun loving and is very active on Facebook. He shares photos of his latest activities so fans can keep up to the goings-on of Usain Bolt?s world.

Ashton Eaton on Twitter

Eaton, if you do not know of him, is an American decathlete and Olympic champion. He holds both world records for decathlon and indoor heptathlon events. He tweets about track & field and science & technology. He tweets about NASA, Tesla, the Olympics 2016 and inspirational messages for others.

Ibtihaj Muhammad on Instagram

Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first Muslim woman wearing a hijab to qualify for the United States Olympic Team in the sport of fencing. She posts pictures and videos updating her fans about her and the United States Fencing Team.

Nathan Adrian on Instagram and Twitter

The three-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming events is fun loving and pretty much active in social media. He introduces himself in his Twitter account to be someone who had never taken himself too seriously and he never intends to. Except that he went to the Olympics and it seems that he always did. He posts pictures and statuses to give fans an insider look in the life of an Olympic athlete.

Michael Phelps on Facebook and Twitter

Tanker Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. He won a total of 22 medals in three Olympiads. Recently, it was announced that he will be leading Team USA into the opening ceremonies as the flag bearer. He posts updates, pictures and even about his new Phelpsmoji emojis. The Olympics 2016 could be the last Olympics he will be competing in. Make sure you follow him and see how he will follow up on his greatness and his storied career.

Stay tuned for more Rio Olympics 2016 updates.

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