Best Olympic TikToks

With social media sporting events have a whole new vibe, and the Olympics are no exception. Here are some of the best TikToks that have come out of the 2021 Olympics so far!

With the first week of the 2020 Olympics coming to a close, here are seven of the best TikToks so far!

Anything posted by Ilona Maher (@IlonaMaher)

A member of the U.S. women’s rugby team, Maher has been posting Tik Toks since she first arrived in the Village. She’s been giving fans an inside look into what it’s really like being an Olympic athlete, like what they say to other competitors. Recently, she jumped on the testing Olympic beds trend.

@ilonamaher
This one may be my favorite #beastbeautybrains #tokyoolympics #rugby #olympictiktok #tokyo2020 #teammate #usarugby #cardboardbeds

♬ original sound – Ilona Maher

A day in the life of an Olympian and med student.

Erica Ogwumike, a member of the Nigerian basketball team, is balancing the Olympics with medical school. She’s on break through the end of the Olympics, but she’s still completing work in between games. In her free time, Ogwumike visits the Olympic souvenir shop and plays ping pong in the rec room.

@nerdyhooper
note to self: if you play ping pong against an OLYMPIC table tennis player, you WILL get smoked #tokyoolympics #Olympics #fypシ #foryou #nigeria

♬ deja vu – Olivia Rodrigo

Laurie Hernandez and Akbar Gbajabiamila compare shoe sizes

During the behind the scenes of covering the Games, Laurie slides her foot next to Akbar’s. When he notices, he picks up her shoe asking her what size she wears. This is one Tik Tok you want to watch until the end.

@akbar_gbaja
Having a good time sizing feet’s while covering the #TokyoOlympics with my ninja partner @mattiseman & my #TeamToyota partner @lauriehernandez_

♬ original sound – Akbar Gbajabiamila

Ariarne Titmus’s coach, Dean Boxall, reacts to her beating Katie Ledecky

A moment many people won’t soon forget, including the usher trying to calm him down. It quickly took off as a meme on Twitter and TikTok, with many adding music over the video. This one is simply titled “when the august bridge comes on.”

@itsgoldenlikedylan
happy 1 year to the best #taylorswift #swifttok inspo: @a_damn_sociopath

♬ august Taylor Swift – Kaylen

@jessfoxcanoe
Breaky people watching it’s amazing to see all the different countries & sports #tokyoolympics #olympicvillage #tokyo2020 #fyp

♬ Spongebob – Dante9k

Types of people in the Village

Jess Fox, an Australian competing in the canoe slalom, posted a two-part series about the types of people in the Village. Commenters were tagging themselves as the TikTokers or the speed walker making their way down the sidewalk.

@jessfoxcanoe
Breaky people watching it’s amazing to see all the different countries & sports #tokyoolympics #olympicvillage #tokyo2020 #fyp

♬ Spongebob – Dante9k

Rating the Olympic buildings

COVID restrictions mean each country gets their own building while they stay. To make the athletes feel more at home, they were decorated. Canada has a fake moose out front and Britain got an iconic telephone box. Rebecca Edwards and Polly Swann showed fans their favorites and ranked them. If you don’t see your favorite country, they posted a part two.

@rowtotokyo
✨Rating buildings in the Olympic village ✨#olympicspirit #olympicgames #olympicvillage #olympicathletes #olympictour

♬ Talk About – Rain Radio & DJ Craig Gorman

The photo crop challenge

Another rugby player, this time from Ireland, Harry McNulty tried his hand at this trend. At one point, he falls off the bed, only to be hoisted back up by a teammate to finish the video.

@saltynuts_
Revenge of the Cardboard bed #olympicvillage #olympics #tokyoolympics

♬ The Hustle – Van McCoy

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Alexis Crandall

Alexis Crandall is an Emerson College student majoring in journalism with a minor in Public Relations. She is also an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos.