While we’re able to watch the winter games on television, social media provides a more intimate look into each competitor’s experience as the Olympic athletes Instagram their way to gold. From the moments leading up to qualifying to the US team, traveling to Russia, time in the Olympic Village with teammates, or exploring the country on their own, each photo provides an inside look into what the athletes are experiencing away from the Olympic venues that we see on television. There are 230 athletes representing the United States in the winter games, and here are 13 to follow as they Instagram their quest for gold in Sochi.
13 Team USA Olympians to Follow on Instagram 1 of 14
These Olympians are not only busy in their quest for gold, but they're chronic Instagrammers whose feeds are fun and show their dedication to their sports; making them a must-follow on Instagram for a personal look at their experiences in Sochi.
Image courtesy of Aja Evans @ajalevans on Instagram
Figure Skater Alex Shibutani 2 of 14
"2014 US Olympic Team Ring. #TeamUSAPrep #GoTeamUSA #RoadToSochi #WeGotThatBling #OCTanner"
Follow Jazmine at @AlexShibutani
Image courtesy of Alex Shibutani
Long Track Speed Skater Heather Richardson 3 of 14
"Roomie love #sochi"
Follow Heather at @HLynnRichardson
Image courtesy of Heather Richardson
Speed Skater Joey Mantia 4 of 14
"Practice on Olympic Ice #SOCHI2014 #honored to wear these colors"
Follow Joey at @JoeyMantia
Image courtesy of Joey Mantia
Womens Bobsled Teamster Aja Evans 5 of 14
"Back in the mountains and had our first day of sliding! I haven't been on this track since last year where we set the start record and got silver! Feels good to be back!!! Ready to get after it again tomorrow! Make sure to check out my website, full of new updates, videos, and more! Link located in my bio! Let's get ittttttt!!! www.AjaLEvans.com #SochiGrind #teamUSA"
Follow Aja at @AjaLEvans
Image courtesy of Aja Evans
Figure Skater Ashley Wagner 6 of 14
"Such a surreal experience getting interviewed yesterday by Matt Lauer! So excited to be here in Sochi, can't wait to get started! Let's go #teamusa! #sochi2014"
Follow Ashley at @AshWagner2010
Image courtesy of Ashley Wagner
Snowboarder Shaun White 7 of 14
"Food in Russia is amazing! #McSochi"
Follow Shaun at @ShaunWhite
Image courtesy of Shaun White
Womens Bobsled Teamster Jamie Greubel 8 of 14
"Chilling in the athlete recreation center"
Follow Jamie at @JamieGreubel
Image courtesy of Jamie Greubel
Skeleton Sledder Kyle Tress 9 of 14
Follow Kyle at @KyleTress
Image courtesy of Kyle Tress
Downhill Skiier Laurenne Ross 10 of 14
Short Track Speed Skater Eddy Alvarez 11 of 14
Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farr 12 of 14
"Free boarding in Russia finding the powder that was left! #teamusa #selfie"
Follow Kaitlyn at @KaitlynFarr
Image courtesy of Kaitlyn Farr
Downhill Skiier Travis Ganong 13 of 14
Bobsled Pilot Jazmine Fenlator 14 of 14
"Official official: my #sochi2014 accreditation & venue access pass! #dreamscometrue #teamusa #roadtosochi #teamprocessing"
Follow Jazmine at @JazmineFenlator
Image courtesy of Jazmine Fenlator
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