Team USA in Rio: The Olympic athletes to follow on Instagram

U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles

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  • Team USA is made up of 554 athletes this year
  • They will represent the U.S. in 27 sports

(CNN)From gymnasts to divers to kayakers, some of Team USA's most social savvy athletes are making their mark in Rio de Janiero, one Instagram photo at a time. Here are some of the best personal accounts to follow for a behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.


Simone Biles
    Aly Raisman

    When you're 5'2" and the Cuban volleyball players are 6'9" #ShortGirlProbs

    A photo posted by Alexandra Raisman (@alyraisman) on

    Sam Mikulak

    What do I listen to during workouts? @christofimusic

    A video posted by Samuel Mikulak (@samuelmikulak) on

    Other gymnasts worth following: Gabby Douglas (@gabbycvdouglas), Laurie Hernandez (@lauriehernandez_), Madison Kocian (@madison_kocian), Jake Dalton (@jake_dalton)


    Michael Phelps
    Bonus: Phelps has an infant son, Boomer, who also has an Instagram account.

    Mom where did I get this belly?? @nicole.m.johnson

    A photo posted by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on

    Ryan Lochte

    Views from the 4 #drake

    A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

    Elizabeth Beisel

    Some turn action for all the IMers out there #roadtorio vc: @russellmark1226

    A video posted by Elizabeth Beisel (@ebeisel34) on

    Another swimmer worth following: Jimmy Feigen (@jimmyfeigen)


    April Ross

    Where the magic happens 😜 getting tailored "backstage" at @poloralphlauren ❤️🇺🇸

    A photo posted by April Ross (@aprilrossbeach) on

    Rachel Adams

    Our balcony view in the Olympic village 😍

    A photo posted by Rachael Adams (@rachaeladams) on


    Mackenzie Brown

    Getting some good arrows in and a little bit of fun too

    A photo posted by Mackenzie Brown (@mackbrown14) on


    Carlin Isles

    Acceleration work, just working on cadence!! #rio #olympics #speedkills #fast #hardwork

    A video posted by Carlin Isles (@carlinisles) on

    Canoeing and Kayaking

    Michal Smolen


    Miles Chamley-Watson
    Dagmara Wozniak


    Sam Dorman

    Final big day before we head off to the Olympics! 🇺🇸 #407 #slowmo #cantpointthatstupidrightfoot

    A video posted by Sam Dorman (@sam_dorman1) on

    Kassidy Cook

    Almost time 🇺🇸💪🏽 #TeamUSAOlympicTrials #Rio2016

    A photo posted by Kassidy Cook (@kassidycook13) on

    Other divers worth following: David Boudia (@davidboudia)

    Field Hockey

    Stefanie Fee

    Having fun in the Olympic village! #un1ted #rioolympics2016

    A photo posted by Stefanie Fee (@stefee2) on

    Modern Pentathalon

    Margaux Isaksen

    5 days post operation and back at it. When the going gets tough the tough get going. #RoadtoRio

    A photo posted by Margaux Isaksen (@margauxisaksen) on


    Crystal Dunn

    Steppin into pregame training like...💁🏾

    A photo posted by Crystal Dunn (@cdunn19) on