07/22/2021 at 3:49 PM CEST
Social networks show everything that is not seen in the daily lives of athletes. Some use them so that their followers know a little more about them, to teach what’s behind training, testing or matches, and others do it for take advantage of its impact and give visibility to social issues.
In Tokyo, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and the other platforms will also play an important role. We bring you a list of the athletes that you must follow if you do not want to miss anything from these Olympic Games.
Ona Carbonell, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, athletes and women activists
These three athletes are among the most active in social networks and take advantage of their voice to give visibility to social issues. The first two, from the Spanish synchronized swimming and US soccer teams respectively, have been the protagonists recently for being against “the harsh conditions of the Japanese government” for mothers participating in the Games. The activism of the third, Megan Rapinoe, also of the North American soccer team, is well known. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ and the rights of the LGTBI community, the predominant topics on his Instagram.
Dani Alves, fun on Instagram
If you want to know the funniest version of the Games, you cannot stop following Dani Alves. The Brazilian shows how is the day to day of athletes in Tokyo and the behind the scenes of the canarinha with a touch of humor through the stories – and publications – of Instagram.
Kevin Durant, more tweets than NBA points
In mid-April the data came out that Kevin Durant had reached a greater number of publications on Twitter than of points scored in the NBA. And they are not few. But it is that the basketball player has 23,883 points in the competition but more than 24,000 tweets. Crazy.
Marina González, the gymnast ‘tiktoker’
The gymnast of the Spanish team, winner of a World Cup, has more than 344,000 followers on TikTok and more than 4.7 million likes. With the username @ marinago_02 he explains in the form of a “diary” on this platform how his day to day is in Tokyo. You can not lose this.
Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket influencer
He is one of the most followed athletes in the world on Instagram despite the fact that cricket is not as popular a sport globally as soccer or basketball can be. Before leaving for Tokyo, he published a video that went viral encouraging him to follow the Indian sport in these Olympics.
The Catalans in Tokyo
And if you don’t want to miss anything that the Catalans do in these Games, you can also follow them on their social networks. The most active, Pedri, Lieke Martens, Mingueza, Gio Queiroz, Eric Garcia, Rolfö, Alex Abrines and Raúl Entrerríos.