The summer Olympic games are on! Which means for the next 16 days we regular humans will cheer on superhuman athletes as they go for the gold. With the weight of multiple medals and their extreme abilities to defy physical limitations, it’s easy to think of Olympians, like most-decorated Olympic athlete Michael Phelps and reigning world champion Gabby Douglas, as heroes that simply walk among us. However, a closer look at some of the greatest athletes in the world proves otherwise; They drink too much coffee, obsess over certain iPhone games, and even fiend for Chipotle from time to time. Olympians: They’re just like us!
With some help from Twitter, we stalked and found some of the most real life tweets shared by athletes competing in this year’s games. Keep reading and take solace in these high profile competitors' totally average everyday moments.
They Have Baking Fails
— Ruth Winder (@RuthWinder) June 28, 2016
They Love '90s Trends
My scrunchie game has been weak, its time to step it up! pic.twitter.com/UAVLvwCMUO
— Crystal Dunn (@crysdunn_19) July 19, 2016
They Appreciate Manners
Hate when I say, "I'm sorry" or " excuse me" when I'm not even in the wrong and the other person says nothing!!
— Matthew Centrowitz (@MattCentrowitz) July 18, 2016
They're Obsessed with Pokemon Go
@Clayton_Murph not going to make the same mistake twice!
— Charles Jock (@CharlesJock) July 19, 2016
They Fear a Dead Phone
I swear you always type faster when your phone is about to die
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 2, 2016
They Stand Up for Important Causes
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) July 8, 2016
They Embarrass Their Parents
— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) May 9, 2016
They Hate Packing
Packing for this is stressful #TooMuchStuff
— Jake Dalton (@jake_dalton) July 26, 2016
They Sleep In and Skip fhe Contacts
You always can tell when it is a recovery day for @helen_maroulis & me because we wake up late & wear glasses.
— Adeline Gray (@AdelineGray) July 26, 2016
They Believe in the "Treat Yo'Self" Mentality
— Brittney Reese (@DaLJBeast) July 27, 2016
They Really, Really Love Coffee
— Ben Kanute (@benkanute) July 26, 2016
They Also Really, Really Love Chipotle
At chipotle , (like what else is new ) and I witnessed something I've never seen before ...someone grabbing a menu . Odd @ChipotleTweets
— Ashley Spencer (@theTrackQueen) July 28, 2016
They Fool Around at Work (Sometimes)
— Cody Miller (@swimiller) July 28, 2016
They Rely on FaceTime
— Kelsi Worrell (@kelsiwhirl) July 24, 2016
They Share Photos of Their Adorable Kids
Bath time for baby Ora! pic.twitter.com/nkk0O4MCUy
— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) July 23, 2016