The 20 Most Patriotic Manicures of the 2016 Olympic Games

Scene-stealing nail art from Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky and many more international athletes.
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Simone Biles' glittery nail art is a perfect 10. Photo: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

Simone Biles' glittery nail art is a perfect 10. Photo: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of athleticism and sportsmanship on the international stage. Details matter when the difference between a gold or silver medal (or even failing to place at all) can be determined in the hundredths of a second. And while personal appearances may take a backseat in the hours of rigorous training, the whole world is watching — which is why it's not exactly shocking to see our fair share of colorful nail art, care of the world's most badass female athletes. 

Team USA's mani game was especially strong, thanks to athletes such as Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky and Kerri Walsh Jennings. If you're looking to get in on the trend, wear your patriotism on your nails with a set like Formula X's All Stars Clix, which includes red, white and blue creme polishes with a stellar gold star topcoat. 

Click through our slideshow below for 20 medal-worthy Olympic manicures.

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