While this year’s Olympics may have experienced more controversy than Britney Spears in 2007, there’s one thing it’s done right and that is showcase incredible athletes who happen to be rocking incredible manis. Here, a gallery dedicated to the gold, silver and bronze-winning nail art of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Go for the Gold: Rio Olympics 2016 Nail Art Gallery
This year’s Olympics may be rife with sexism, but that doesn’t mean it should be the defining characteristic. The Rio Olympics has brought amazing female athletes such as Simone Biles, Corey Cogdell, Dana Vollmer and a slew of other talents to the forefront of international media; athlete’s whose success sheds light on the progress we’ve made as a collective society, as well as the journey we have yet to undertake.
While nothing could overshadow their athletic accomplishments, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the nail art that should be in it of itself an Olympic game! These ladies are not only bringin’ some fierce athletic game, they’re rockin’ a fierce mani game that is giving sports a run for its money. Below, a gallery of Olympic nail art designs that deserve their own medal of excellency.
Tamires Cássia Dias Gomes
Brazilian soccer player, Tamires Cassia Dias Gomes, rocks a beautiful nail art design inspired by her country’s flag. We love the accent nail and play on colors!
Canadian beach volleyball athlete, Heather Bansley, shows some national pride and a love for negative space nail designs with these red and white maple leafs.
Indian’s table tennis star, Manika Batra, wears her flag on her fingers during the singles qualifications round of the 2016 Olympics.
Saskia Loretta van Erven Garcia
Colombian fencer, Saskia Loretta van Erven Garcia, sports her national flag’s colors during the welcoming ceremony of the Colombian Olympics team.
US gymnast Madison Kocian knows nothing beats a good classic as she sports a set of crisp, chic French tips.
Ever the trendsetter, Serena Williams slays it with an American flag-inspired accent manicure. Drawing inspiration from nail artists before her, she knows that sometimes all you need to make a powerful statement is a great accent nail.
Puerto Rican tennis player Monica Puig celebrates her third round-win and on-trend nail art.
In one of our favorite nail art designs of the Olympics, US gymnast Simone Biles wears the stars and stripes in a manicure that combines a French tip and accent nail. Ooh la la!
Montenegrin Handball Team
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Wearing the colors of the Olympic rings, the Montenegrin Handball team’s collective nail art photo is heart-warming and goes to show that nail art knows no borders!
Congratulations to the athletes who participated in this year’s Olympics! We’re so proud of you and your achievements; keep rocking that nail art!
Which Olympic nail design was your favorite?