Athletes in ice baths is the new social media trend at the Olympics (Pictures)
Athletes spend so much time training and physically pushing their bodies that they need some recovery time when they’re through for the day. The recovery time is also proving to be social media time for many of the athletes at the Olympics.
As the New York Times noted (via Fourth-Place Medal), several Olympians have been sharing pictures of themselves and their teammates recovering in ice baths from their grueling workouts in what seems to be a developing social media trend like “Tebowing.” Above is a photo of US gymnast Aly Raisman (left) and teammate McKayla Maroney (right) posing for the camera while soaking their feet and ankles.
Jamaican sprinter Johan Blake, who beat Usain Bolt in two races at the Jamaican Olympic trials, shows off his muscles from the ice bath.
Pictured above is British gymnast Rebecca Tunney, who is Britain’s youngest athlete. Naturally she’s playing with her rubber ducks in the bath.
Canadian decathlete Damian Warner gets creative for his ice bath by putting a garbage can to use.
Canadian gymnast Victoria Moors and many of her teammates enjoy themselves chilling out in a bath. Well, except for the girl in the middle. She doesn’t seem to be enjoying herself at all.
South African swimmer Graeme Moore and his pals will give ladies plenty of reasons to swoon.
Is that an ice bath or an inner tube? Either way, South African swimmer Jessica Roux seems to be having fun.
Belgian cyclists Moreno De Pauw and Kenny De Ketele get cozy in their ice bath.
Given the terrible conditions for many of the athletes in the Olympic village, we really can’t blame them for going to such extreme measures to cool down.