Stay Up To Date With BTS Of Olympics By Following These USA Athletes

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The Tokyo Olympic Games have officially started and it seems like the whole nation is trying to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements of how Team USA is doing.

But if you are one of those people who use TikTok and want to know even more about life in Tokyo straight from the lips of our athletes, then you definitely should be following some of them on TikTok.

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The platform is super easy to use and gives you direct access to behind the scenes that you normally wouldn't see on your TV.

So if you want to get a scoop of behind the scenes, here are the Team USA Olympians you should follow on TikTok during the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Tyler Downs - @TylerDownss

Downs is a first-time Olympian competing in diving. The Missouri native will participate in the men's 3m springboard starting on August 2.

He recently posted a relatable video about wanting to meet star gymnast Simone Biles, another member of Team USA, during the Games:

@tylerdownss

heyy girl we are teammates 🤣

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Erik Shoji - @thelibero

Shoji is a volleyball player who won a bronze medal in Rio. He has been a member of the U.S. men's national team since 2013 and is playing with Team USA's men's volleyball team.

Kendall Chase - @kennychase25

Chase is a member of the women's coxless four rowing team and a former PAC-12 athlete of the year. Rowing began on July 24, and the team will compete next in a repechage round, which has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.

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Ilona Maher - @ilonamaher

Maher, who plays for America's women's U.S. rugby sevens team, will begin competition on July 29. The Vermont native is a first-time Olympian, who followed in her father's footsteps to begin playing rugby.

She has posted a variety of behind-the-scenes videos of the Games to her TikTok account. In one of the more popular ones, Maher describes scouting the Olympic Village for a “tall foreign demigod” athlete to marry.

You can watch it here:

Heimana Reynolds - @heimana_reynolds

Skateboarder Reynolds is another Olympic first-timer because skateboarding has never been included in the Games until now. Reynolds will compete in men's park in August.

Regan Smith - @regansmith40

Regan Smith is the current world record holder of the women's 200-meter backstroke, and former world record holder in the 100-meter backstroke.

In one of the videos, she and several teammates used a spare moment during practice at a Tokyo pool to jokingly recreate a video that went viral last year of a baby being tossed into a pool during an infant swimming lesson.

Tara Davis - @_taradavis

Track and field athlete is a first-time Olympian and made Team USA alongside her boyfriend, Paralympian Hunter Woodhall. She'll compete in the long jump starting August 1.

Drew Kibler - @drewkibler

Kibler is a swimmer from Indiana and is a part of Team USA swimming's 4x200m men's freestyle relay.

What USA athletes are you following? Let us know in the comments below.

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