Nailed It! Olympians Get Girly and Show Off Their Awesome Nail Art! (Photos)

Volleyball player Destinee Hooker

 There is much involved in preparing to participate in the Olympics, that moment that athletes spend a lifetime working up to. They practice, work out, ice down, eat, train, sleep and fine-tune their bodies to take on their given sport, be it gymnastics, track and field or swimming. But there is one other piece of prep work that is important (to the female athletes that is): their nails!

Olympians from swimmers Alison Schmitt and Missy Franklin to track and field star Sanya Richards-Ross have been showing off their nail art and their celebratory manicures, many of which have a fair dose of patriotism worked in. Who said jocks can’t be girly-girls?

Check out this gallery of Olympians and their fancy nails right here. Which one is your favorite?

  • Missy Franklin 1 of 12
    Missy Franklin
    Missy Franklin brought home four gold medals and one bronze. How did she prep for the big wins? By getting a manicure. She wrote, "Got my nails done before I swim tomorrow (AH!) and I am officially ready to race!!!"
    Photo Credit: @FranklinMissy/Twitter
  • Janay DeLoach 2 of 12
    Janay DeLoach
    Track and field and long jumping pro Janay DeLoach showed off her detailed nails saying, "Patriotism on both hands, I love my country"
    Photo Credit: @JanayDeLoach/Twitter
  • Kara Patterson 3 of 12
    Kara Patterson
    Javelin thrower Kara Patterson shared this photo saying, "it's a good nails #fail though! Probably straight lines next time, hahaha."
    Photo Credit: @karathrowsjav/Twitter
  • Brigetta Barrett 4 of 12
    Brigetta Barrett
    Track & field star Brigetta Barrett was ready! She tweeted, "Nails done, hair done, EVERYTHING DID!!! :)"
    Photo Credit: Twitter
  • Elizabeth Beisel 5 of 12
    Elizabeth Beisel
    Swimmer Elizabeth Beisel won a silver and a bronze at the 2012 Olympics and did so with these nails! "Nice pre meet nail painting party w the suite #USA"
    Photo Credit: @ebeisel34//Twitter
  • Abby Johnston 6 of 12
    Abby Johnston
    Silver medalist diver Abby Johnston tweeted this photo saying, "Manicure at the #p&gsalon #nailsdonehairdone" Love the Olympic ring!
    Photo Credit: @AbbyLJohnston/Twitter
  • Allison Schmitt 7 of 12
    Allison Schmitt
    Three gold medals, one silver and one bronze, plus some fancy nails! Swimmer Allison Schmitt wrote, "My new nails to cheer team USA on at finals tonight!!"
    Photo Credit: @arschmitty/Twitter
  • Dana Vollmer 8 of 12
    Dana Vollmer
    Three- time gold medalist in swimming, Dana Vollmer, tweeted her nail art saying, "Just finished getting my nails done- my lucky white polish w/ a little added dalmatian flair!"
    Photo Credit: @danavollmer/Twitter
  • Kara Lynn Joyce 9 of 12
    Kara Lynn Joyce
    Olympic silver medalist in swimming, Kara Lynn Joyce, showed off her mutli-colored nails that she did while having a nail painting party with her team.
    Photo Credit: @karalynnpaisley/Twitter
  • Misty-May Treanor 10 of 12
    Misty-May Treanor
    Beach volleyball superstar Misty-May Treanor tweeted her mid way progress on her nails saying, "Just beginning transformation of nails.....
    Photo Credit: @MistyMayTreanor/Twitter
  • Sanya Richards-Ross 11 of 12
    Sanya Richards-Ross
    Gold medalist superstar Sanya Richards-Ross showed off her nails on the bus. She is really one of the most stylish runners out there on the field with her big Chanel earrings and perfectly coiffed hair.
    Photo Credit: @karathrowsjav/Twitter
  • Nail Painting Party! 12 of 12
    Nail Painting Party!
    Gold medal swimmer Rachel Bootsma tweeted this photo saying, "Nail painting party for day 1 tomorrow! @arschmitty @ebeisel34 @swimhardy @KathleenHersey @karalynnpaisley"
    Photo Credit: @r_bootsma15/Twitter

Image: Volleyball player Destinee Hooker’s nails via Twitter


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