Here Are the Female Athletes You Must Follow for the 2016 Rio Olympics

The wait is over! The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio have officially begun, and we hope you're just as excited to tune into the opening ceremonies tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC as we are.

To gear up for the next two and a half weeks of incredible athleticism, get your social feeds prepped and ready.

Below are the fierce female athletes we're following as they go for the gold. ????

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Sweety High follow's four amazing female athletes on their journey to the Olympics in our new series Race to Rio.


Alex Morgan, Soccer Player

Let's do this!! #teamusa

A photo posted by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on

Follow Her For: Team pics and updates on what she's currently watching on Netflix. ????

Twitter Handle: @alexmorgan13

Instagram Handle: @alexmorgan13


Allyson Felix, Track & Field Runner

Team processing today! Follow along ????Allyson_Felix.

A photo posted by Allyson Felix (@af85) on

Follow Her For: Inspiring words and adorable pics of her as a baby.

Twitter Handle: @allysonfelix

Instagram Handle: @af85


Aly Raisman, Gymnast

Follow Her For: Patriotic fashion inspo.

Twitter Handle: @Aly_Raisman

Instagram Handle: @alyraisman


Anita Alvarez, Synchronized Swimmer

@aaronokayama photography

A photo posted by Anita Alvarez (@anitaaalvarez) on

Follow Her For: Hilariously relatable tweets and pics with her bestie synchro partner Mariya Koroleva.

Twitter Handle: @anitaalvarez12

Instagram Handle: @anitaalvarez


April Ross, Beach Volleyball Player

Follow Her For: Epic dig and spike pics. 

Twitter Handle: @AprilRossBeach

Instagram Handle: @aprilrossbeach


Gabby Douglas, Gymnast

Follow Her For: Mad motivation, a peek at some of her amazing leotards and plenty of her personalized emojis, aka, Gabbymojis.

Twitter Handle: @gabrielledoug

Instagram Handle: @gabbycvdouglas


Hayley Anderson, Open-Water Swimmer

Happy 4th of July! Excited to represent our country this summer ???????? #rio2016 @ralphlauren @poloralphlauren

A photo posted by Haley Anderson (@swimhaley) on

Follow Her For: Gnarly GoPro videos and pics. 

Twitter Handle: @SwimHaley

Instagram Handle: @swimhaley


Katie Ledecky, Swimmer

Follow Her For: Amazing #TBT photos and a peek at the USA Olympic Swim Team doing carpool karaoke. Go see for yourself.

Twitter Handle: @katieledecky

Instagram Handle: @kledecky

Kerri Walsh Jennings, Beach Volleyball Player

Beijos for @la2024 's beautiful angel ???????????? BIG ❤️ for beautiful Old Glory too ????

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

Follow Her For: Empowering quotes and pics of her adorable kiddos. 

Twitter Handle: @kerrileewalsh

Instagram Handle: @kerrileewalsh


Mariya Koroleva, Synchronized Swimmer

Follow Her For: Updates on her rad Olympic blog.

Twitter Handle: @mkoroleva

Instagram Handle: @mkoroleva


Simone Biles, Gymnast


A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on

Follow Her For: Straight up inspiration. Just take one look at one of her crazy floor routines and she'll be your new role model (if she isn't already).

Twitter Handle: @Simone_Biles

Instagram Handle: @simonebiles


Sweety High had the honor of following four incredible women on their journey to the Olympics. Click HERE to watch all nine episode of Race to Rio!