Best athlete selfies

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney. Photo via Instagram/@mckaylamaroney

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Selfie is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries announced Tuesday, edging out some stiff competition from twerk.

Usage of the word has increased 17,000 percent over the past 12 months, said Oxford Dictionaries, which publishes the mammoth Oxford English Dictionary (OED), styled as the definitive record of the English language.

Selfie is defined as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website".
Associated Press

In honor of selfie being named the word of the year, we have collected some of our favorite athlete selfies from Instagram.

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