1: Leryn Franco (Javelin Throw)
Hails from Paraguay Leryn Franco hit the internet stardom back in 2008 Beijing Olympics in javelin throw competition, although her competition results were not great but her beauty made her an instant star which followed by countless modeling spreads and of course was on the cover of SI edition immediately after 2008 Olympics.
Leryn Franco is one Paraguay’s hottest commodities. As a model and stellar athlete, it’s impossible not to take notice when she steps on the field. Beauty, strength, and perseverance are just a few things to describe this South American javelin throwing Olympian.
Franco appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has competed in several beauty pageants. In 2006 she was runner-up Miss Universo Paraguay 2006.
She participated in the Miss Bikini of the Universe pageant. Franco has her own calendar, which was photographed in 2007 by Martin Crespo.
2: Alex Morgan (Footballer)
Alex Morgan is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion.
At age 22, she was the youngest player on the national team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the 2012 London Olympics she scored the game-winning goal in the 123rd minute of the semifinal game against Canada.
She was subsequently named U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and was a FIFA World Player of the Year finalist.
Alex is the forward on the US Women’s Soccer Team. She has that athletic, girl next door thing going on too.
3: Michelle Jenneke (hurdler and model)
She became instant hit back in during 2012 World Junior Championships, when her hot warm-ups hit the internet.
She won silver medal in youth Olympics and started modeling beside participating in professional hurdle competitions.
She shot to fame when she was filmed wiggling her hips in a bubbly warm-up dance before she hit the track for a race in 2012.
And the athlete has now become the face of Coca-Cola’s global Olympic Games campaign.
4: Tina Maze (Alpine Skiing)
The most successful Slovenian athlete in Alpine Skiing winning two gold medals in Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.
She is not only incredibly talented but also one of the hottest stars of 2014 Olympic games.
She is one of just 6 women who have won in all five World Cup events and one of three women who have won in all five disciplines in a single season.
5: Jackie Perez (CrossFit Athlete)
Jackie Perez is a CrossFit athlete and instructor out of Dublin, CA.
Jackie, has built a legion of admirers around the world, amassing a quarter million fans on social media who love her for one reason – she keeps it real.
6: Miesha Tate (MMA fighter)
Miesha is an MMA fighter with the UFC, she is also the former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion.
She is also currently the 3rd ranked (as on 18th September, 2016) female fighter in the world pound-for-pound.
Tate has modeled for numerous websites and publications, including ESPN The Magazine and Fitness Gurls. She is featured as a playable character in the video game EA Sports UFC. Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White has credited Tate’s fight with Ronda Rousey on March 3, 2012 as the key factor in the creation of women’s divisions in the UFC.
7: Ana Ivanovic (Tennis Player)
Ivanovic has been one of the most beautiful athletes in the world since she burst onto the scene after winning the 2008 French Open.
She hasn’t won a Grand Slam since, but her model good-looks have landed her in magazines like Vogue and SI’s Swimsuit Issue. She also used to date Adam Scott, one of the sexiest male athletes alive.
Ivanovic endorsed Nike apparel and shoes at the beginning of her professional career, but at the beginning of 2006 switched to rival Adidas. Ivanovic then signed a lifetime contract with the company. Ivanovic will become an Ambassador for Adidas once she retires from competitive tennis. She is believed to be the youngest athlete, male or female, to sign a contract of such longevity. Who wouldn’t want to sign a sportsperson that cute.
8: Alana Blanchard (Surfer)
Alana Blanchard is an American professional surfer and occasional bikini model. She surfs on the ASP World Tour.
Despite the fact that nobody seems to notice, Alana Blanchard was the 10th-ranked female surfer in the world in 2014, and she is easily one of the most famous surfers on the planet, male or female.
If that seems preposterous, it’s not. Consider that fame is simply a metric of how many people recognize you, and then consider Alana’s 1.7 million-and-climbing (Sep, 2016) Instagram followers.
9: Paige VanZant (UFC Fighter)
Paige VanZant is the hottest thing going in the UFC (pun intended). She fights in the Straw weight division, she checks in at a mere 115lbs.
VanZant has crazy potential as a fighter and crossover star.
Even more than the sometimes prickly Ronda Rousey, VanZant has the beauty, charm, skills and toughness to become a top-of-the-card draw.
10: Maria Sharapova (Tennis Player)
Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently suspended due to testing positive for banned substances. Since Anna Kournikova left the sport she has basically taken over as the hot blond of pro tennis, although she isn’t the highest ranked tennis player on this list.
Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, being the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan.
According to Forbes, she has been named highest paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years and earned US$285 million including prize money since she turned pro in 2001.
In March 2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open, admitting to testing positive for meld onium, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at the start of 2016. On June 8, 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
11: Lindsey Vonn (Skier)
Lindsey Vonn is an alpine skier on the US Ski Team. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman.
She has also won six consecutive World Cup season titles in the downhill. She is also just as famous for dating Tiger Woods which still seems like a weird couple.
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has been in the tabloids lately because she was linked to dating Tiger Woods.
The 37-year-old golfer has been known for his broken marriage with Elin Nordegren because of his countless affairs, but it seems he may have found a new love interest in Vonn, who has been a Gold medalist at the Winter Olympics and a World Cup champion.