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10 Sochi 2014 hopefuls to follow on Twitter

10 Sochi 2014 hopefuls to follow on Twitter

By Jessica Sammut

With the Sochi Games right around the corner, the Olympic fever is hotter than ever. Nowhere is this felt more than on social media as athletes tweet away on their #RoadtoSochi. We don’t want you to miss a beat so we put together this nifty list of the top 10 athletes to follow on Twitter.

See also: 10 athlètes québécois à suivre sur Twitter

1. Mark McMorris // @markmcmorris

With a fan base of over 34,000 Twitter followers (and counting) McMorris proudly represents his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan (seen below at this year’s Grey Cup with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall). Follow this snowboard champ as he travels the globe, trains for Sochi, and stars in his very own docu-series on MTV Canada, no big deal.

2. Jesse Lumsden // @JesseLumsden28

Bobsledder and retired CFL running back, Lumsden doesn’t miss a chance to interact with his fans on Twitter. Sochi will be his second Olympic Games and he is dedicated to giving his followers an “all-access pass” on his journey. Also, you probably don’t wanna miss the latest pics of his adorable dog Whiskey wearing his “Push Jesse” t-shirt.

3. Kaya Turski // @kayaturski

7 time X-Games gold medalist, freestyle skier Kaya Turski is no stranger to the podium or social media for that matter. She’s an inspiration to any athlete that has come back bigger and better following an injury and her Twitter diary of thrill-seeking adventures may even inspire you to finally go on that skydiving excursion you’ve had on your bucket list for years!

4. Kaillie Humphries // @BobsledKaillie

Follow Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries as she trains her heart out and prepares for Sochi. The Calgary native is not afraid to speak her mind and you definitely want to stay tuned for her next bad-ass tattoo/haircut.

5. Hayley Wickenheiser // @wick_22

With over 15,000 followers on Twitter (including Ellen DeGeneres), hockey golden girl, Hayley Wickenheiser has fans everywhere she goes! Follow her on her journey to Sochi and get the inside scoop from the perspective of a true Olympic veteran.

6. Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch // @Kirsten_MT  @dylanmoscovitch

We can’t get enough of figure skating partners Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch. The pair make it fun for their fans to follow them on Twitter, plus they’re just so friggin’ cute!

7. Roz Groenewoud // @rozgroenewoud

Every time freestyle halfpipe skier Roz Groenewoud tweets, we picture her signature red lips talking, but that’s just us. Get to know Roz on her journey to the games and don’t miss her hilariously long and quirky hashtags.

8. Brad Spence // @bradcspence

If our A day in the life of ski racer Brad Spence  post left you wanting more (and we don’t blame you), follow him on a full-time basis. Whether he is posting fun-loving photos of his MO’lympian stache, contemplating his next haircut (below), or tweeting on his whereabouts, we promise he won’t disappoint!

9. Travis Gerrits // @TravisGerrits

Posting amazing shots of his jumps (mostly upside down), aerial freestyle skier and daredevil Travis Gerrits talks to his Twitter fans on a regular basis and even wishes them Happy Birthday! What more could a fan want?

10. Denny Morrison // @denny_morrison

If social media sarcasm is your thing, long track Speedskater Denny Morrison is your guy. Follow him on his journey to Sochi as you laugh along to his giggle-worthy tweets and Spiderman suit header photo.

By Jessica Sammut

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