8 Star Athletes You Didn't Know Have TikTok Accounts

They aren't backing down from taking on a TikTok challenge or two.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Sep 4, 2021
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There's a lot to admire about athletes. From dedicating hours and days to rigorous traning to displaying grace under pressure during high-stakes competitions, athletes can be quite the formidable presence on the court or out in the field.

Other than being aces in their respective sports, a lot of today's top athletes are also bringing their A-game to a different platform: TikTok! Like any other trend-savvy internet dweller, quite a handful of sports personalities have made their way to the popular app, and it's safe to say they aren't backing down from taking on a TikTok challenge or two.

From Olympic legends to UAAP greats, here are a few Pinoy athletes owning the TikTok scene:

Kianna Dy (@kiannady_)

The former De La Salle University volleyball star player brought her A-game to TikTok, and she also occasionally brings along her fellow volleyball athletes and boyfriend Dwight Ramos (who also happens to be quite the star in his sport as well).

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@kiannady_

practice first

? Shake That Ass x Roll Me Up - J.Earl ????

Ricci Rivero (@riccipaolorivero)

UAAP basketball star Ricci Rivero is quite the internet personality himself, so it was only a matter of time before he started winning hearts on TikTok, too.

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https://www.tiktok.com/@riccipaolorivero

@riccipaolorivero

Ganda na sana eh.. napa kamot lang! ???? join the ##HeadAndShouldersPH Dance Challenge now! ##GandaNaSana @headandshouldersph tag me guys!

? Ganda Na Sana bh ALLMOST and Juan Caoile - headandshouldersph

Margielyn Didal (@margiedidal)

Can't get enough of pro skateboarder Margie from her Olympics stint? The 22-year-old won the hearts of fans around the world for the bubbly and bright energy she brought to the Olympic scene, and you'll be sure to find more of that on her TikTok! 

@margiedidal

Aye!!! hype on this one , will you do my dance? Hahaha dc me ?????

? Cocomargie Tomboy by Destiny Rogers - Margie Didal

Hidilyn Diaz (@hidilyndiaz)

Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is bringing her influence to the app. Aside from the occasional life update, fans can also get a peek at how empowering weightlifting can be as a sport (even and especially for women).

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@hidilyndiaz

Women in sports ##fitness ##Sports ##StartStrongWithTiktok ##PinayPower#L#iftlikeFilipina #F#yp #i#wd2021

? original sound - HD

Nesthy Petecio (@nesh114)

Olympic power boxer Nesthy Petecio, who snagged a silver medal for the Philippines at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is also trying her hand at TikTok and we're here for it!

@nesh114

Sabi mag boxing nlng kasi ako! ????

? Tutu - Kent Moreno

Deanna Wong (@deannawongst)

With more than half a million followers and only six TikTok videos so far, it's safe to say volleyball star setter Deanna Wong has already dominated the app.   

@deannawongst

You told me to cut off my exes and hoesI told you, cross all your X's and circle your O'sYou already know how it go

? Star Song - Sally Sossa & Lil Durk

Imee Hernandez (@imeehernandez)

UST volleyball super rookie Imee Hernandez is an ace in anything and everything she does, and yes, even TikTok videos.

@imeehernandez

Eyy I miss playinggggg :( anw hi!

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? son original - Julien

SJ Belangel (@sjbelangel727)

Off the court, ADMU and Gilas Pilipinas star athlete SJ Belangel is like any other TikTok lover! From trying out the latest TikTok challenge to sharing BTS clips of life as a basketball star, there's a lot of content to look forward to from SJ.

@sjbelangel727

Eto po talaga ginagawa namin before practice ???? ##BTS ##Dynamite

? original sound - Sj

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