13 Feb The US Athletes Making History & Trending On Social
Winter, the time of year where your Instagram feed consists of cuddling couples drinking coffee, #FlashbackFriday posts of days at the beach and snowy windows as your friends #WFH. Once every four years, however, snowboarders, ice dancing, and ski jumps flood the media and our social feeds. Who are these athletes repping the USA? Put down your hot chocolate and check out the feeds we can’t stop stalking.
Introducing Snowboarder Red Gerard, a 17-year-old with a gold medal in snowboarding and some serious skills. Intrigued? We recommend you check out his Instagram for footage of him hitting the slopes if you missed his games debut.
If you are looking for an athlete to keep you warm during the Winter Games, look no further than American Freestyle Skier, Gus Kensworthy. His feed is star-studded, humorous, and unapologetically cheeky.
The internet is freaking out about American luge silver medalist, Chris Mazdzer because, well, see for yourself. Not only is he representing the red, white and blue, with a cohesive feed we might add, but he is also a heartthrob. A heartthrob who loves animals that you should go follow.
Adam Rippon, a US figure skater, is making a name for himself on the ice and the gram. He is the first openly gay American athlete to medal in the Winter Games and is an inspiration to athletes everywhere. Check out his Instagram for pics of him in action on the ice and a message to his haters.
Maia and Alex Shibutani, aka the “Shib Sibs,” are US ice dancers who also happen to be related. Follow along with their journey in South Korea as they skate their way to victory.
Shiffrin and Vonn’s careers (and Instagram accounts) are proof that hard work pays off, on and off the slopes. Both ladies post a variety of content from training and sponsorships, to fashion-forward looks.
Mirai Nagasue is the first female American figure skater to land a triple axel during The Big O, and her history-making routine quickly became a trending topic on social media. Her content includes an up-close picture of the Bronze medals and more of her life on and off the ice.