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There’s no Olympic medal for most Instagram likes (at least not yet), but if there was, Neymar, a soccer player for Team Brazil, would have dominated. The 24-year-old took the top two spots in this list, in addition to taking home the gold for his home country of Brazil, where he has been hailed as soccer’s savior.
Another Brazilian medal-winner, Nory Mariano, also made the list, with a photo of himself holding the bronze he took home for gymnastics.
A photo posted by Arthur Nory (@arthurnory) on Aug 14, 2016 at 12:53pm PDT
Other Insta-popular athletes will come as no surprise. Superstar gymnast, Simone Biles, who won five medals in Rio, four of them gold, shared a selfie with Zac Efron, as did fellow Team USA member, A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 16, 2016 at 2:54pm PDT Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, shared photos of two of his gold medal wins for the 200 and 100 meter runs.
A photo posted by Usain St.Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) on Aug 15, 2016 at 5:59pm PDT
Michael Phelps, who, like Usain Bolt, has announced his retirement, shared a heartfelt thank you to Rio and a photo of his family enjoying his retirement in, where else, the pool. USA basketball’s Kevin Durant also shared a photo on himself with Phelps with the caption, “In the presence of greatness”, although to be fair, he, too, claimed a gold this year.