9 Olympian Baddies You Should Follow On Insta Right Now
The 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony is today, and while we’ve been hearing nothing but bad news about it, we still should be excited for the American athletes going. After all, they’re super humans who have worked their entire lives for this.
And we should be especially pumped for our female athletes going. They’re strong, tough, and fucking bad as hell.
Here are some of our fave Olympians who deserve some love on Insta.
1. Colleen Quigley
Colleen Quigley could run circles around you. Literally. She just graduated from college, and signed with the prestigious Bowerman Track Club which has produced legendary runners like Shalane Flanagan. This year is her first year qualifying for the Olympics in the 3000 meter Steeplechase.
A photo posted by Kassidy Cook (@kassidycook13) on Jul 4, 2016 at 4:47pm PDT
2. Kassidy Cook
Still a junior in college at Stanford, Kassidy Cook is a diver who qualified for the 2012 Olympics but was unable to compete because she injured her shoulder. But she qualified again this year for the Rio Olympics, and has several gold national titles. Also, fun fact, her family did the same thing as the Kardashians and her siblings names all start with K’s including her two sisters, Kendall and Kylie.
3. Natasha Hastings
This is Natasha Hastings‘ second time at the Olympics, and this year she just qualifies for the 400 meter sprint and 4×400 meter relay. Her team won at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics in the 4×400 m relay, meaning she got a medal even though she didn’t run the actual event. But this year she is back and badder than ever.
A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Jul 15, 2016 at 6:58am PDT
4. Serena Williams
I mean if you already aren’t following her, here’s your chance. Aside from her past fling with Drake, you should know Serena Williams as being the world’s greatest tennis player. She has 22 grand slam titles, won two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, and one gold medal at 2008 Beijing and 2000 Sydney. And she’s hot as hell so double whammy.
5. Alex Morgan
Arguably one of the hottest babes on Team USA for soccer, Alex Morgan helped lead the U.S. Women’s soccer team to the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. Then in 2015, she helped them win the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which was their first win since 1999.
A photo posted by Allison Stokke (@allisonstokke) on Jun 3, 2016 at 1:33pm PDT
6. Allison Stokke
Cali babe Allison Stokke is a pole-vaulter for Team USA, and she became famous in high school for breaking several American pole-vaulting records and for a photo that someone took of her while vaulting. She quickly became an internet sensation, and she did some modeling after that.
7. Aly Raisman
This year, Aly Raisman is going back to the Olympics after winning two gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics to defend her wins. She’s also Team USA’s gymnastics captain, and competed on “Dancing with the Stars” and finished fourth place on the show’s 16th season.
A photo posted by Emma Coburn (@emmacoburn) on Jul 24, 2016 at 6:28pm PDT
8. Emma Coburn
Another middle distance runner on this list, Emma Coburn is competing in the 3000 meter Steeplechase and is the United States Champion of that event which also qualified her for the World Championship. She’s from Colorado, and this is her second time going to the Olympics.
9. Hope Solo
Hope Solo is one of the top female goal keepers in the world, and she’s also a total badass. She shut out goals for Team USA’s Women’s Soccer team in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. She was also on “Dancing With the Stars” and helped the Women’s Team win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World cup.