Which U.S. Olympians Were Week One’s Instagram Medalists?

Aly Raisman had the most interactions on Instagram among U.S. Olympians during the first week of Rio 2016, while Michael Phelps gained the most followers and Lilly King saw the largest percentage increase in followers.

Aly Raisman had the most interactions on Instagram among U.S. Olympic athletes during the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, while Michael Phelps gained the most followers and Lilly King saw the largest percentage increase in followers.

Instagram provided SocialTimes with the following data from the day of the Opening Ceremony, Aug. 5, through Aug. 12:

U.S. Olympians with the most interactions (likes and comments):

  1. Raisman, 2.8 million
  2. Simone Biles, 2.2 million
  3. Phelps, 1.1 million
  4. Kevin Durant, 1 million
  5. Laurie Hernandez, 836,000

U.S. Olympians with the largest follower gains, by total:

  1. Phelps, 863,000
  2. Biles, 651,000
  3. Raisman, 494,000
  4. Hernandez, 393,000
  5. Gabby Douglas, 321,000

U.S. Olympians with the largest follower gains, by percentage:

  1. King, 515 percent (to 21,300)
  2. Townley Haas, 510 percent (to 17,900)
  3. Ryan Murphy, 261 percent (to 34,300)
  4. Katie Ledecky, 213 percent (to 173,500)
  5. Kathleen Baker, 196 percent (to 21,000)
  6. Simone Manuel, 161 percent (to 36,600)

Readers: Have you interacted on Instagram during Rio 2016?