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Olympic fever has gripped the nation all over again and Team GB are giving us all PLENTY to be proud of with a whopping NINETEEN gold medals, twenty silvers and 12 bronze, at last count. It’s inspiring people all over the world to get involved in sport, but from the beauty side of things there’s plenty to be inspired by, too! So, in honour of our athletes and how well they’re all doing, we thought we’d show you some of the best Olympic manicures seen on the athletes for us regular people to aspire to!



Egyptian volley ball player Doaa Elghobashy got seriously patriotic with an Egyptian flag, combined with Olympic rings and a couple of accent colours in between. It’s low-key but effective and ensured that her hands looked great when the camera’s zoomed in.

Born in the USA

Serena Williams

Let’s face it, Serena Williams is about as glamourous as it gets, in terms of the female athletes and is a fashion model in her spare time, so we’re totally unsurprised to see her hands looking immaculate. Her professional manicure is all about The Land of the Free and looked gorgeous against her dark blue kit.

Golden Girl

Laura Trott

Laura Trott is literally the Golden Girl of Team GB right now after winning 4 gold medals, making her the most successful British female Olympian of all time. Her cute manicure, with a different design on each nail, looked wonderfully patriotic, even if it did spend a lot of time hidden under her gloves!

Paying Homage


This manicure, seen on Mexican weightlifter Luz Mercedes Acosta Valdez not only featured a miniature Mexican flag in respect of her homeland, but also featured a little Union flag to pay homage to the London Olympics in 2012. How lovely?!

Team GB

Team GB

Victoria Pendleton may not be competing this time around, but her 2012 manicure for the London Olympics was so on-point that it would be a crime not to mention it! Sporting a tiny Team GB logo on each finger made an amazing photo opportunity when she was holding her gold medla up for the whole world to see!