World Emoji Day: Instagram Users Pump Iron

Do you even lift, bro? A good chunk of Instagram users can answer, “Yes,” according to a study Instagram conducted for Sunday’s World Emoji Day of the most popular sports emojis during the past year.

Do you even lift, bro? A good chunk of Instagram users can answer, “Yes,” according to a study Instagram conducted for Sunday’s World Emoji Day of the most popular sports emojis during the past year.

The emoji for muscles and weightlifting was by far the most popular sports-related emoji on Instagram from July 2015 through this month, with more than five times the instances of the No. 2 emoji, soccer.

Instagram said in an email to SocialTimes that Michael Phelps’ upcoming final Olympic Games appearance at Rio 2016 likely helped propel the swimming emoji to No. 3.

The 10 most popular sports emoji on Instagram during the past 12 months were:

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