Beautiful Female Athletes That You Rarely Hear About
Most of us watch sports because we love competition. There’s just something about seeing another person using their athletic abilities to outrun, outwit and outlast their opponent is just thrilling, so much so that we barely spare a second glance at the people playing the game. Rather, we focus on their skill and the things they could’ve done better, even when it comes to sports played by women.
But there are a few beautiful women who can distract us from the fact that they excel on the field, court or in the pool. These women are so beautiful that we sometimes forget they’re playing a game and we get mesmerized by their grace, style and drop-dead gorgeous looks. These are the sixty most beautiful women to ever play a professional sport.
Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis)
Caroline Wozniacki is a professional tennis player who happens to have been ranked number 1 in the world at one point. Hailing from Denmark, she is the first Scandinavian woman to accomplish this. Her accolades include winning 30 WTA singles titles and winning the 2018 Australian Open Grand Slam.
Thus far, Caroline has won over $33 million in prize money and is ranked 13th as of March 2019- her ranking recently dropped out of the top 10 due to a viral illness. But everyone knows she’ll make an amazing comeback, as she has done before.
Brittany Viola (Diving)
Brittany Viola is an American platform diver who knew what she wanted to become when she was just nine years old. When she saw the Magnificent Seven (the US Gymnastics Team) win gold medals in Atlanta in 1996, she began training to hopefully be part of Olympic greatness some day. By 2004, she almost made the US Olympic diving team while she was still in high school.
By 2008 she was named an alternate for the team and in 2012, she made it, winning the trials by almost 60 points. Although she didn’t win any medals at the games, it was a great experience for this diver who was originally trained in gymnastics.
Beatriz Recari (Golf)
Beatriz is a Spanish pro golfer who competes mainly in the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. She began playing golf when she was just 11 and had a very successful amateur career which showed that she was really meant to be a golfer. She had won the Spanish and French Amateur Championships, the European Team Championships and was the runner up at the Girls Amateur Championship.
Since she started her professional career, she has won three LPGA Tours (in 2010, and two in 2013). She also has one Ladies European Tour win under her belt. She still competes to this day, although her performance has seemed to dwindle a bit.
Lolo Jones (Track and Field)
Lolo Jones is a multi-talented athlete who specializes in hurdles and bobsledding. The 36-year-old has a very impressive list of accomplishments which include winning three NCAA titles, and winning more than ten All-American honors while she was still at university. And she hasn’t stopped since then.
Since leaving school, she’s become the American record holder in the 60-meter hurdle and is one of the few athletes who has represented her country for both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. And although she has yet to medal at an Olympic event (in both hurdles and bobsledding), her future is still very bright.
Gracie Gold (Figure Skating)
Grace Elizabeth Gold is an American figure skater whose talents have allowed her to travel the world to compete for herself and her country. So far, she has competed in France, Estonia, Japan and Belarus and has won quite a few awards.
She won bronze at the 2014 Skate America and is the first and only American woman to win an NHK Trophy. Gracie also happens to hold the record the highest short program score of any American woman, which she got during the 2016 World Championships, proving that at just 23 years old, she is a force to be reckoned with.
Amanda Beard (Swimming)
Amanda Beard is an American swimmer who has won multiple medals for her country. Not only has she succeeded in many different competitions, including the World Aquatics Championships and the US Swimming Nationals, she’s done really well at the Olympic Games.
Amanda, who has now retired from the sport, won seven Olympic medals; two gold, four silver and one bronze. In addition to those, she has at least fourteen other medals that she got from other international competitions, making her one of the best of her time.
Ronda Rousey (MMA, Wrestling)
Ronda Rousey is an athlete who wears many hats. Not only is she a professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and judoka, but she’s also an actress and author. In 2008, she became the first American woman to win any kind of medal in judo. Since then, she’s done a lot- so much that people can hardly keep up.
Ronda is the only woman who has won titles both in the WWE and the UFC and the only woman to headlines events screened by both companies. Just last year, in 2018, she was the first female fighter to be inducted into the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Hall of Fame. Besides Serena, she is considered by many to be one of the most influential female athletes in history.
Whitney Miller (Surfing, MMA)
Whitney Miller is an extremely well-rounded athlete who has dabbled and succeeded in a multitude of different sports. She became a professional surfer while she was still at college then moved on to Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.
In between training, this tomboy entered the Miss Texas United States and the Miss United States pageant, both of which she won. And although neither sport has brought her very far in the industry, it has allowed her to dive into a successful career in fitness.
Kelly Kelly (Wrestling)
Born Barbara Jean Blank, Kelly Kelly is a professional wrestler who got her start as a cheerleader and in gymnastics. She signed a contract to join the WWE in 2006 and adopted the name “Kelly Kelly” in June of that year. As a professional wrestler, she has won quite a few championships, including the WWE Divas Championship in 2011. But she’s more than just an athlete.
Besides being in the ring, Kelly Kelly has appeared in music videos for artists like Timbaland. She’s been on many television shows including WAGS and even had a role on the hit soap opera, Days of Our Lives.
Jaqueline Carvalho (Volleyball)
Jaqueline Carvalho is a Brazilian volleyball player who has gotten the honor of representing her country during two Olympic Games- both of which she and her team won. This dynamic player has medaled in many championships, including getting the gold medal in the World Grand Champions Cup in 2013, the World Grand Prix in 2005, 2006, 2008, 20014 and 20016.
Not much has been heard about the player since 2016 but that’s because she’s made her family a priority. She continues to play volleyball in Brazil, but fans are looking forward to possibly seeing her at the 2020 Olympics.
Stacy Keibler (Wrestling)
Stacy Keibler is a well-rounded celebrity. She started out as a dancer, model and cheerleader but then became a professional wrestler. She has worked with the WWE and the WCW, making a name for herself as a member of the Nitro Girls, then using her own name, to then being called Super Stacy, right before her retirement in 2006.
The celebrity went on to become a cast member of Dancing with the Stars, where she placed third and starred on many other shows including How I Met Your Mother, George Lopez, What About Brian and Psych.
Gina Carano (MMA)
Gina, like her fellow mixed martial artist friend Ronda Rousey, has made quite the career for herself. She has competed in the EliteXC and Strikeforce where she impressed industry professionals enough to be featured in magazines like Maxim and ESPN The Magazine. As she got more popular, she was named the “face of MMA.”
By 2008, she was one of the most influential women of the decade. But she also took some time off to star in several movies, including the hit movie, Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool. She currently has a role as a main character on the upcoming show, The Mandalorian.
Lokelani McMichael (Triathlon)
Lokelani is a Hawaiian surfer and triathlete who set records by the time she was only 18 years old. She became the youngest female in the country to finish Hawaii’s Ironman- a triathlon consisting of a marathon, bike ride and swim. She beat out almost 50, 000 applicants in the process and set her name in stone in 1995.
Since then, Lokelani has accomplished quite a bit and her efforts have been rewarded as she has been featured in GQ, Men’s Health, Runner’s World and many more publications. Beyond sports, she has participated in pageants and made several television appearances. She hasn’t competed much in the past few years but she does frequent her home island of Hawaii often.
Jennie Finch (Softball)
Jennie Finch is a retired Olympic athlete who made an amazing career for herself in softball. Jennie’s place in the softball world began early in her life and she played the sport during her time in college. After she finished her schooling, she became a right-handed hitting pitcher for the Arizona Wildcats, the Chicago Bandits and eventually made it to the US national team.
By 2001, she had helped lead her team to win the gold medal at the 2005 Summer Olympic and then a silver medal, just four years later in Beijing. In 2010, the then twenty-nine-year-old retired to focus on her family. Because of her amazing feats, she has often been called the most famous softball player in the world.
Danica Patrick (Racing)
Danica Patrick is professional racing royalty. She is the only woman in the history of well, the world, to win an IndyCar Series, making her the most successful woman in the American open-wheel racing industry. But it’s no surprise that she excelled, because she found a passion for the sport when she was just ten years old. Dropping out of high school was the next step in making her dreams come true and that’s exactly what she did.
Throughout her career, she has participated in over 300 races. Retired now, Danica owns her own brand of wine, as well as her own athleisure clothing collection. She is currently dating another sports legend, NFL quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.
Sophie Horn (Golf)
You don’t see women like Sophie Horn every day and that’s because many females who actually like golf, and can play at the professional level, are rarely ever into modeling too. But Sophie Horn is. The British sportswoman is known as “The World’s Sexiest Golfer,” a title she wears proudly.
At only 15 years old she had already won the Under 21 Norfolk County Championship. Additional titles of hers include the Midlands Championship and the Champion of Champions. When she’s not on the course, you can find her modeling for the likes of Sports Illustrated, GQ Magazine and creating her very own calendars which her fans love.
Miesha Tate (MMA)
Miesha “Cupcake” Tate is a mixed martial artist who is best known for competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She found success in the league and became known for her grappling moves. The athlete knew what she wanted to do when she was young and began wrestling in high school, winning a state championship by her senior year.
Just two years later, in 2007 she began a professional career and by 2009 had won the bantamweight championship at the Freestyle Cage Fighting tournament. By 2011, she was a household name in the UFC industry because she won the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship. She’s retired now, but recently sparked an interest in competing in no-gi (submission wrestling) grappling matches.
Maria Kirilenko (Tennis)
Maria Kirilenko is a retired professional tennis player who hails from Russia. She turned professional back in 2001 and won the US Open Girls’ Singles just a year later. In 2005, she won her first WTA Tour title and by 2013, she had reached three Grand Slam singles quarterfinals. But it didn’t stop there for the young athlete.
She excelled at doubles too and had reached two finals by 2012, eventually winning the 2012 WTA Tour Championship. Maria has represented her country at the Olympics and won bronze at the London games in 2012. She played her last WTA match in 2014 in China, by which time her highest ranking was 10th in the world.
Clair Bidez (Snowboarding)
Clair Bidez is a recently-retired professional snowboarder, who also happens to be an environmental scientist. She got her start in the sport at a very young age and was already competing by the time she was 10 years old. Her interest initially lay in skiing but she switched when she realized snowboarding was more fun.
By the time she was 16, she had placed 5th at the US Open (Stratton Mountain) and because of her natural talent, was asked to join the national team. She competed throughout the years but had a horrible injury in 2009. After recovering, she made the finals of all her Olympic qualifiers but never made it there because her ankle had not healed properly. It was an unfortunate end to a promising career.
Ellen Hoog (Field Hockey)
Ellen Hoog is a superstar of a field hockey player who has managed to medal in every Olympic Game she’s been part of. The Dutch athlete joined the national team in 2004, when she was just 18 years old and has played over 110 games since then. A year after joining the team, she became the European Champion in Dublin, Ireland, and won the Champions Trophy in Canberra, Australia too.
In 2006, she was on the Dutch team when they won the Women’s Hockey World Cup. In 2012, she was the first player to decide a major championship match in a penalty shootout when she scored the winning goal against New Zealand in the Olympic semi-final. Ellen is just a superstar.
Camila Giorgi (Tennis)
Camila is a professional tennis player who made her international debut back in 2006, when she was just 15 years old. By the time she was 18, she won her very first ITF title. By 2011, she participated in the Wimbledon Championships, which she managed to reach the fourth round. Despite her age, her skill allowed her to reach the top 100 in the WTA rankings.
She went on to make progress at the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open and in 2014, made her very first WTA final at the Katowice Open; her first title win was at the 2015 Topshelf Open. Since her debut as a professional player, she has beat players like Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. Her best ranking (singles) was 26th in the world.
Hope Solo (Soccer)
Hope was the goalkeeper for the US Women’s National Soccer for 16 years. She began her career in college when she played for the University of Washington. When she left, she joined the Philadelphia Charge, a team in the Women’s United Soccer Association. She moved around various teams throughout her career, making a name for herself as one of the best female goalkeepers in the world
When it comes to her performance at the Olympics, she helped her team win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 games. During the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she won the Golden Glove award (for best goalkeeper) and the Bronze Ball award (for her performance). She retired with many records to her name including most appearances, most starts, most wins, most consecutive minutes played and the longest undefeated streak.
Winifer Fernandez (Volleyball)
Winifer Perez is a 24-year-old volleyball player who hails from the Dominican Republic. At just 20 years old, Winifer had already made major moves. When she was 15, she won several awards at the NORCECA U18 continental championship, including the Best Libero, Best Receiver and Best Digger awards. She played competed in the 2015 FIVB Club World Championship and rose to fame after pictures of her went viral in 2016, some of which were fake.
In the later years, she went on to play at the Bolivarian Games and the Pan American Cup, all of which she won medals for. It is unclear what the star athlete is up to today; reports claim that she played her last professional game in 2017.
Paige VanZant (MMA)
Paige VanZant is an American MMA fighter who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the flyweight division. She has fought 12 fights since her start with the league and came out triumphant in eight of them, two of those were knockouts. As an amateur, she never lost. Now a professional, she’s currently ranked #14 in the UFC flyweight division.
But when Paige isn’t fighting, she’s doing fun things like Dancing with the Stars and cooking on shows like Chopped. In 2018, she released her biography which was called Rise: Surviving the Fight For My Life- the book talks about how she grew up, how she handled fame, her career and even her television appearances.
Eugenie Bouchard (Tennis)
Eugenie is a Canadian professional tennis player who has taken the game by storm. She started playing the game when she was just five years old. By the time she was 12, she moved to the United States to pursue her dreams and at 15, moved back to Canada for training. By then, she had already won the ITF singles and doubles titles in Costa Rica, as well as the ones in Canada.
During her professional career, Eugenie became the first Canadian-born player representing her country to reach a Grand Slam final. She has also reached the semi-finals of both the French and Australian Open. She was named the WTA Newcomer of the year and was ranked 5th in the world at her highest.
Blair O’ Neal (Golf)
Not only is Blair O’ Neal a golfer, but she also happens to be a model as well. Her love for the sport was sparked when she was just 11 and by the time she went to high school, she was already a great player. As a teen, she became the best junior golfer in her state of Arizona and won the Women’s 5A Championship.
Her efforts enabled her to get a free ride scholarship to Arizona State University, where she was crowned the NCAA Women’s Long-Range Champion. She went on to join the LPGA but was forced to become a model when financial difficulty hit. Now, she’s a golfer, model, reality TV star and actress and succeeding at all of them.
Stephanie Rice (Swimming)
Stephanie may be retired now, but she was an all-star when she swam back in the day. Nicknamed “Ricey,” she was able to claim three Olympic gold medals for herself at the 2008 Beijing games. Before the Olympics, she won a bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships, as well as gold in the 200m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
In 2009, she lost her world record at the World Championships but was able to shave off 1.42 seconds from her personal best. Stephanie officially retired in 2014, but that didn’t mean that she would stop swimming. Currently, she works as a coach in Los Angeles with a company called CoachUp.
Alicia Sacramone (Gymnastics)
Alicia Sacramone is a former artistic gymnast who represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games. But before she did that, she won the bronze medal for floor exercises and placed fourth on the vault at the National Championships- two accomplishments that earned her a spot on the national team.
She was set to take over the 2004 games but made a gross mistake in one of her performances and did not qualify. But she made her comeback in 2005 when she won all gold at the Pan American Championships in Brazil. By 2008, she was raring to go and won the silver medal at the summer Olympics.
Darya Klishina (Long Jump)
Darya Klishina is a professional long jumper from Russia who actually started out playing volleyball. At thirteen years old, she completely switched things up and focused on the long jump, because of her father who was also an athlete. At 19 years old, she set the Russian junior record of 7. 03m, the second best in the world in 2010.
In 2016, Darya was the only member of the Russian athletics team allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Games and placed 9th. Since then, she has been competing both for her country and as an authorized neutral athlete.
Ashlyn Harris (Soccer)
Ashlyn is an American soccer player and has the distinct honor of being a FIFA Women’s World Champion. She made her debut just six short years ago and went on to win the World Cup just two years into her career. As a college student, she played soccer and assisted her team in winning three NCAA Division I championships.
Currently, she’s the goalkeeper for the national team, and is a member of the Orlando Pride Soccer Club. She became Umbro’s first female brand ambassador and used to be sponsored by Nike. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing and skateboarding.
Natasha Hastings (Track and Field)
Natasha Monique Hastings is a track and field sprinter who is best known for winning an Olympic gold medal in the women’s 4 x 400m relay race in 2008. She was just 22 at the time she accomplished this and went on to be featured in the 2013 USA World Moscow Track and Field Team, as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics. She did not medal then, but won the 400m run at the Golden Gala meet in Rome.
Since then, Natasha has been focusing on her personal life and got engaged to another athlete, William Gay, in July of last year. But greatness is still expected of this young woman, and it remains to be seen what she does next.
Jessica “Evil” Eye (MMA)
Jessica Eye is a professional mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Her reputation in this art form is legendary and she has often been called “one of the best strikers in the women’s division.” In the ring, she is known for her speed, strength, defensive abilities.
She was able to stay undefeated for an entire year and gained even more success by fighting in the Bellator (an MMA promotion based in California). As of December 2018, Jessica “Evil” Eye was ranked number one in the flyweight category.
Felice Herrig (MMA, Kickboxing)
Felice Herrig is a 34-year-old fighter who specializes in mixed martial arts, kickboxing and Muay Thai fighting and is currently a UFC fighter in the strawweight category (where she’s ranked 12th as of March 2019). Nicknamed Lil’ Bulldog, Felice is also ranked second in the world in the International Kickboxing Federation- in the Muay Thai Bantamweight Division.
She’s had much success in her chosen fields and was set to start 2019 with a bang, but she tore her ACL which prevented her from participating in one of her fights.
Voula Papachristou (Triple Jump)
Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou is a Greek athlete who specializes in the triple and long jump. She has won quite a few medals, including a gold at the European U23 championships, the World Indoor Championships and the Mediterranean Games. Her personal best is 14.73m, impressive to say the least, but she’s been causing more trouble than getting medals for her country.
She made the cut to appear at the 2012 London Olympics but was removed by the Greek Olympic Committee the previous year for making insensitive comments online. The beauty, however, was allowed to take part in the 2016 Games.
Anastasia Ashley (Pro Surfer)
After moving to Hawaii at the age of five she was compelled by the big blue ocean to learn how to surf. Her determination as a young girl did pay off and at the age of six she won a surfing contest with a board she found in the trash. By the age of seven she already had sponsors, and now in addition to surfing, she is also giving surfing classes to the winners of Hell’s Kitchen. And who wouldn’t want to learn how to surf if this beautiful pro surfer and model is the teacher? Apart from winning several major national titles, she is constantly featured in magazines, and even started her own jewelry line.
Michelle Waterson (MMA)
Don’t let the pretty face fool you – this beautiful lady is mixed martial arts professional. She started training karate at the age of 10 and has also trained WuShu, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, and wrestling. According to Unified Women’s she is No.1-ranked Atomweight (105 lbs).
Swin Cash (Basketball)
Last but not least, the recently retired Swin – a living example of never-ending beauty. Her career as a professional basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association might be over, but she still continues to be honored for her charitable work through her organization “Cash for Kids”.
Lucimara Da Silva (Heptathlon Athlete)
Apart from being an extremely attractive woman, Luciamara is a Brazilian track and field athlete, competing in heptathlon. With a personal best of 6076 points she represented her country in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, as well as the World Championships in Athletics. Da Silva also holds the South American record for heptathlon.
Fabiana Claudino (Volleyball)
Fabiana is another Brazilian beauty with a history of success in her sport of choice, volleyball. She debuted from the national team of Brazil against Croatia, and since then has led her team into many wins and gold medals. In Italy she bears the nickname “Best Spiker” which she got during the 2006 World Grand Prix where Brazil got the gold for the sixth time.
Rachel Wray (MMA)
The Fight Magazine called this former NFL cheerleader a “Southern Stunner” for a reason. She started her cheerleading career while studying at the University of Arkansas, and joined the cheerleading team of Kansas City Chiefs right after graduation. Although she knew that she’d miss dancing, she just couldn’t deny her love for boxing, so she joined the HD MMA gym and joined her first amateur MMA competition in 2012.
Skylar Diggins (Basketball)
This American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the WNBA is not just a pretty face. She is also a five-time USA Basketball gold medalist who started smashing records in college playing for the team of the University of Notre Dame where she was an exceptional student with a GPA above 3.0. Ever since she was drafted by the Tulsa Shock in 2013, Skyler is truly unstoppable. She loves high-intensity training and challenging herself. It looks like all that hard work is paying off as she is constantly in the news with success stories, such as the one of being signed by Jay-Z as the first female athlete to join the Roc Nation Sports roster.
Lindsey Vonn (Olympic Skier)
You might know this American athlete because she dated Tiger Woods for three years. But apart from her good looks, and famous relationships, she is known for being a very successful World Cup alpine ski racer . The fact that she just recently won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title – an all-time record among men or women, should give you an idea of her accomplishments as a sportswoman.
Alex Morgan (Soccer)
She has been called “an overachiever on the field”, and rightfully so. After becoming the youngest member of the U.S. women national team in 2009, it seems like they just kept on winning. Alex led the team to gold at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games after defeating Japan, and three years later she repeated the success by winning FIFA’s Women’s World Cup. Off the field, apart from the deals with the major sportswear brands, she’s written books on soccer which became New York Times bestsellers.
Alana Blanchard (Pro Surfer)
Although we were all sad when she announced that she might be taking a break from her career as a pro surfer, Alana never fails to make the lists of the world’s sexiest female athletes. To ensure this title she keeps her Instagram game on point with almost two million Instagram followers, and designs and models Rip Curl swimwear.
Sydney Leroux (Soccer)
Born in British Columbia to professional basketball and softball players, Sydney got involved in sports early on during her childhood. She played baseball for Whalley Little League from 1994–2004 and was the leading scorer on her high school soccer team. Her dream since she was a little girl was to play for United States women’s national soccer team which she achieved after moving to Arizona to live with host families and leave her friends behind. She admits that it was the most difficult thing she has done, but her Olympic gold medal shows that it was worth it.
Lauren Sesselmann (Soccer)
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Communications from Purdue University in 2006, this drop dead gorgeous soccer queen played in both the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2007 and W-League in 2008 with her club, F.C. Indiana. She’s won number of medals (including an Olympic bronze!) playing for Canada’s national team after she acquired a citizenship through her father in 2010. Up until 2015 she was a member of the Huston Dash.
Serena Williams (Tennis)
This fierce tennis diva was born to be a star. She started training intensively with her dad near Compton, California when she was only three years old. It was not long until she turned pro, and up to date has been ranked as No.1 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association on six occasions. She has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles and several Olympic gold medals. Proving that she can do so much more than just tennis Serena has expanded her brand to fashion, TV, and film. Among many achievements, she’s also been included on Essence magazine’s list of The Country’s 50 Most Inspiring African-American
Allison Stokke (Pole Vaulter)
Allison started breaking pole valuing records since high school. At the age of seventeen she was faced with the unpleasantness of becoming an internet phenomenon after a number of pictures of her that were share online went viral. However, she continued her career as a vaulter at the University of California, Berkeley, competing for their track team. In 2015 she became a sportswear model and started collaborating with GoPro. Up until today her videos have had over 6 million clicks on YouTube.
Leryn Franco (Javelin Thrower)
Born on March 1st, 1982, this Paraguayan beauty apart from being called “the world’s hottest javelin thrower is also a successful model and actress. Since breaking Paraguay’s javelin and triple jump records at the age of 16, she went on to win medals at junior championships around the world, before competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics where she received worldwide fame. In 2013 she received words of praise for her acting from the director of the Irish film Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay in which she plays the role of young Eliza Lynch.
Maggie Vessey (Track Athlete)
Maggie is a charming California-born track athlete with impressive results and achievements in middle distance track events. She’s represented the US in number of championships around the world, including the Olympics with a personal best time on 800m of 1:57.84. She most recently won gold at the World Relay Championship in Nassau in 2015.
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (CrossFit)
Ranked as the fittest woman on Earth, the beautiful 26-year-old Canadian brunette is a professional CrossFit Games athlete. Name any sport, Leblanc has tried it. Ever since she injured her hip from gymnastics when she was 16, she’s played: soccer, volleyball, flag football, rugby; ran half marathons, and skied. She decided to take up CrossFit after she was told she is not fit enough, and so far has competed in six tournaments, every year placing in the top 10.
Kiira Korpi (Ice Skating)
This charming three-time European figure skating medalist from Finland is known as the “ice princess” due to her resemblance with Grace Kelly, the princess of Monaco. She started skating at the age of five following in the footsteps of her older sister, but when she managed a triple jump and a salchow at the age of eleven, everybody knew she was going to be a superstar. Apart from skating, she enjoys doing pilates and yoga and speaks four languages: Finnish, Swedish, German, and English.
Keri Anne Payne (Swimming)
Like all successful athletes, this beautiful South African-born British swimmer started training very early, at the age of four. Already at the age of eight her talent was noticed by a British Swimming national performance director at a training camp due to which her family moved back to the UK. She now specializes in marathon open water swimming and long-distance freestyle swimming in the pool and is a two-time 10km open water champion, as well as an Olympic silver medalist.
Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
Also known as Masha, the Russian world famous tennis player has won countless medals with her talent, and countless hears around the world with her undeniable beauty. She is a two-time Olympic Medalist and one of the ten women to hold the career Grand Slam – five times two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. Sharapova is considered a tennis legend and holds a position on the list of the “Best 100 Tennis Players of All Times.”
Laisa Andrioli (Soccer)
The Brazilian soccer player has been officially crowned as the hottest soccer player on the Earth. She is only 20 years old and already plays for their national team. She is also receiving a lot of modeling offers, and you can see why.
Hilary Knight (Ice Hockey)
This strong and beautiful ice hockey queen plays for the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League and is arguably the best ice hockey female player in the world. According to her website, she started playing the sport at the age of five with the help of her older brothers. She is also a two-time Olympic medalist, MVP of the Canadian Women’s Professional Hockey League, four-time World Champion, and three-time All American in the Sport of Women’s Hockey.
Sally Fitzgibbons (Pro Surfer)
Sally is an Australian pro surfer who won the ASP Pro Junior open, a competition for surfers under 21, when she was only fourteen years old (the youngest ever surfer to win an Association of Surfing Professionals event) and then went on to win the Icon All-Girls Open Event Lennox Head in 2006 at the age of sixteen. Today, she is still going strong, winning tours all over the world.
Anna Sidorova (Russian Curling Team)
Curling is not exactly among the hottest sports there are out there, but with women like this Russian beauty, it might as well become one. A leg injury forced Anna to give up figure skating at the age of thirteen after which she took up curling. She represented Russia at four World Junior Curling Championships and won bronze twice as the skip of the team. She continued to win bronze medals for Russia, and competed in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Canada. She believes her best years are yet to come and aims for gold in the upcoming 2017/2018 championships.
Silje Norendal (Olympic Snowboarder)
This stunning Norwegian snowboarder competes in halfpipe, slopestyle and boardercross for her local club Kongsberg IF. She took home a gold medal in 2013 in women’s slopestyle in Winter X Games Europe in Tignes and repeated the same success two years later in Aspen, Colorado.
Paige Spiranac (Golf)
Paige is a professional golfer who grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. Before becoming a golfer, she was a competitive gymnast. In 2011, she then attended San Diego University where she majored in communications and helped their gold team win the Mountain West Conference Golf Championship. In 2015, she gained popularity when she college golf team’s video went viral and got over 1.5 million views on YouTube. In 2015, Sportsgrid named her “The Hottest Female Athlete.” Over the past few years, she’s continued to gained quite a bit of popularity and now has over 600K followers on Instagram. We were able to find out that she is a San Diego State graduate, travels a lot, and loves pumpkin smash smoothies.