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Here Are the 10 Most Popular Olympian Instagrams From Rio


Simone Biles / Instagram

From Simone Biles’ selfie with Zac Efron to Michael Phelps’ retirement photo, the most liked Instagrams from the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Simone Biles / Instagram

The Boomerang video accompanying this photo of gymnast Simone Biles and her crush, Zac Efron, garnered upwards of 8.5 million views on Instagram. Both the video and photo were two of the most viewed throughout the games.

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Gabby Douglas / Instagram

Gymnast Gabby Douglas may not have gotten a kiss from Zac Effron, but she made sure to show some love to her coach of two years, Christian Gallardo.

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Kassidy Cook / Instagram

Obviously swimmers hit the beach. Kassidy Cook and Sam Dorman were struck by the Brazil’s love of teeny swimsuits, however.

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Ryan Lochte / Instagram

Ah, the glamorous life of an Olympian. (Pre-LochteGate, of course.)

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Kerri Walsh / Instagram

Volleyball star Kerri Walsh knows how to work a mirror selfie to get her jersey in the shot.

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Usain Bolt / Instagram

Not only is Usain Bolt a record-breaking sprinter, he also gets some of the most likes on Instagram. This photo in particular gained almost half a million likes, and counting. He’s earned every right to smile before crossing the finish line.

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Mariya Koroleva / Instagram

Synchronized swimmer Mariya Koroleva has incomparable synchronized jumping pics.

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Ibtihaj Muhammad / Instagram

Ibtihaj Muhammad got the “Ellen Degeneres Oscar selfie” with Today Show anchor Hoda Kotb.

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Dagmara Wozniak / Instagram

Michael Phelps is a celebrity in and out of the water. He’s fencer Dagmara Wozniak‘s Zac Efron.

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Michael Phelps / Instagram

Last but certainly not least, Michael Phelps’ adorable photo with his wife and son announcing his retirement was one of the most popular of the week with over half a million likes. Clearly, he’s starting Boomer Phelps early.