The Best Nail Art From The 2021 Olympics

Pure gold.

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Team USA is doing everyone proud this year at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. From making history to advocating for mental health, athletes are proving just how inspiring they can be — and doing it all with some seriously cool nail art. Click through to see eight highlights.

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Alex Morgan’s Silver Accent Nail

Can’t go wrong with a deep navy blue shade: It’s a statement without all the fuss and distractions. Soccer star Alex Morgan showed off the classic hue with a twist. To spice it up just a little bit, she painted her pinky nail a cool silver.

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Katie Ledecky’s Dots

Swimmer Katie Ledecky won the gold in the women’s 1500-meter freestyle race, putting her creative mani on full display. Seriously, how fun are these nails? Here, she shows off her latest medal with white polka-dots against a bright red shade.

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Simone Biles’ Negative Space Nails

The G.O.A.T. Simone Biles made her triumphant return sporting long oval-shaped nails with clear polish and a thin moon-shaped curve placed below the tip. Each was a different color to represent the five Olympic rings.

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Suni Lee’s Olympics Tribute

Suni Lee won the coveted women’s all-around gold medal and the bronze medal for uneven bars with acrylic nails perfectly intact. The white, square-shaped nails are crisp and clean and adorned with Twitter-approved Olympic decals.


Regan Smith’s Abstract Nails

Go bright or go home. Swimmer Regan Smith showed off her hard-earned medal in styling, wearing her oval-shaped nails in bold colors like lime green and highlighter yellow.


Gabby Thomas’ Summer Whites

Harvard graduate. Epidemiologist. Bronze medal winner. Runner Gabby Thomas does it all with a classic: white nails. This should go on your summer nail mood board ASAP.

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Jessica Pegula’s Patriotic French Mani

The beloved French mani can be worn many different ways and making it patriotic really puts a unique spin on it. To do this, tennis player Jessica Pegula wore red and blue stripes on the tip and painted the rest of her nail a white base.

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Emma Weyant’s Metallic Nails

This is like vision boards for your hands. Swimmer Emma Weyant painted her nails silver and gold, and ended up manifesting a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley. Take this as inspo and use your nail polish as motivation.