Aussie athletes to follow as we countdown to Rio

By ‎@JonnoSimpson‎

With the events in Rio set to kick of in just a few days, you can stay up to date with all medal wins, major upsets and live competition direct from the @AusOlympicTeam as they take on the world’s top athletes.

Whether it’s our Team Captain, Chef de Mission, youngest athlete or the Aussie siblings and couples competing here are some of the best accounts to follow for all the action!

Chef de Mission, Australian Olympic Team

Kitty Chiller (@kittychiller)


Australian Flagbearer and Team Captain

Anna Meares (@AnnaMeares) - cycling



Sweet 16, Australia’s youngest athlete

Ellie Carpenter (@CarpenterEllie) - soccer


Tallest Australian athlete

At a towering 213cm height, basketballer Andrew Bogut (@AndrewBogut) is our tallest athlete

Shortest Australian athlete

At a petite 153cm height, diver Melissa Wu (@MelissaPaigeWu) is our shortest athlete

Siblings sharing the Olympic dream

Bronte Campbell (@Bronte_Campbell) and Cate Campbell (@catecamp) - swimming


Annette Edmondson (@NettieEdmo) and Alexander Edmonson (@alexedmo) - cycling


Max Esposito (@eessppoo) and Chloe Esposito (@chloeesposito91) - pentathlon


Emma McKeon (@emma_mckeon) and David McKeon (@DavoMcKeon) - swimming


Couples competing

Ryan Gregson (@RyanGregson25) and Genevieve LaCaze (@GenGen_LaCaze) - athletics


Daniel Bowker (@danielbowker) and Emma Moffatt (@_Moffy) - canoe/kayak and triathlon


Emily Seebohm (@emcbomb) and Mitch Larkin (@Larkin_mitch) - swimming


Melissa Hoskins (@MelissaMHoskins) and Rohan Dennis (@RohanDennis) - track cycling and road cycling


Indigenous athletes to follow

Patrick Mills (@Patty_Mills) - basketball

Benn Harradine (@bennharradine) - athletics

Kyah Simon (@KyahSimon) - soccer

Lydia Williams (@lydsaussie) - soccer

For video highlights from The Games follow the official Australian broadcast partner @7Olympics.

For all the latest from the Australian Olympic Team follow @AusOlympicTeam and #OneTeam

You can also follow your favourite Aussie athletes, teams and journos covering the Games by subscribing to these Twitter lists.