May 08, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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The Olympic Games are now in full swing and like the rest of the world I’ve been glued to my TV screen with my evenings dedicated to watching the slew of talented international athletes win gold, silver or bronze in their sport.
This year’s Olympic Games certainly haven’t disappointed so far, with my favourites being the gymnastics, swimming and watching Laura Trott cycle to victory in the velodrome. But, being a beauty editor, what has also caught my eye is the sheer amount of amazing nail art seen on the female athletes. From patriotic flags and cool colours to decorative designs, here are some of my favourite Olympic gold medal worthy manicures.
1. Laura Trott, Great Britain, Cyclist
Trott’s decorative nail art features different cute designs on each finger including Union Jack flags and coloured polka dots.
2. Amber Jo Hill, Great Britain, Sport Shooter
Hill showcases a patriotic manicure in the British flag colours.
3. Aimee Willmott, Great Britain, Swimmer
Willmott goes for a playful look with Union Jack heart shapes and Olympic rings painted on a white base teamed with glittery red on the middle and thumb. Simple, yet detailed.
4. Kathleen Baker, USA, Swimmer
Baker displays the American flag on her fingertips, with each nail presenting a different design of stars and stripes.
5. Joanna Rowsell Shand, Great Britain, Cyclist
The British cyclist opts for a pretty glittery pink manicure with a white Union Jack pattern on the thumb.
6. Gudi Stock, Germany, Cyclist
Olympic rings stand out against glittery gold, red and black fingertips from the German cyclist.
7. Helen Maroulis, USA, Wrestler
Maroulis gives the French manicure a sporty update with American star and stripe tips.
8. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, Tennis
Puig displays white fingertips with the Olympic symbol on the ring finger.
9. Maria Benedicta Chigbolu, Italy, Sprinter
The Italian sprinter paints her fingertips in her country flag colours.
10. Simone Biles, USA, Gymnast
Biles shows off glittery tips in USA flag colours to match her glitzy leotard. The manicure that led her to gold medal victory 🙂
11. Yuliya Efimova, Russia, Swimming
Efimova opted for ombre neon coloured nails that pop against the water.
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