It is safe to say that professional athletes of most branches of sport possess the idealized figures that many of us spectators could only dream of. After all, staying in good shape and health is part of their jobs.
They eat healthy diet and engage in (often) strenuous physical activities including regular exercise on daily basis.
When they’re not preparing for competition, for example during off-season or in the middle of few days break, they still are required to maintain fitness.
The female athletes listed here, have both beauty and near perfect build. No wonder that anytime they perform, spectators cheer and stare in an endless loop.
Even for people who never really enjoy the particular sport in which these athletes compete or sporting event of any sort at all, the beauty alone is enough to make them stare in astonishment.
But these sportswomen are well-known not only for how they look, but more importantly for their great performance and achievements.
10 Alana Blanchard
Although surfing may not be the most popular sport of them all, Alana Blanchard is arguably the most famous woman doing it professionally.
For the uninitiated, seeing Blanchard’s photos on magazines or in the Internet may bring the sexy bikini model stereotype to mind.
Blanchard is more than that. Included in her winning track record are The Rip Curl Girls Festival Junior Pro in Spain, Billabong Pro Pre Trials in Hookipa in Maui, Women’s Pipeline Championships in Hawaii, and Volcom Pufferfish Surf Series in Pinetrees in Kauai. Blanchard also is a swimwear designer and model for Rip Curl.
9 Maria Sharapova
Recently the rumors of Maria Sharapova quitting tennis sent fans all around the world into a state of shock, perhaps for the fear of not being able to watch her beauties again on the court.
Quitting was apparently a poor choice of word; she is retiring from professional tennis, not quitting the sport entirely.
It was a relive of some sort. The former No.1 player easily is one of the most recognizable athletes of the 21st century.
Sharapova is excellent at modelling too. A feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue could testify to that.
8 Allison Stokke
Unfortunately for Allison Stokke, she had to endure quite intense distress because a photograph of her turned out to be powerful enough to change her life, but not in a positive way.
The then 17 years old was unknowingly photographed while waiting her turn in pole vaulting competition in New York in the early 2007.
The photo was posted online, and she became an online sensation. It was not good at all because the online discussion that followed was about how attractive she was rather than her athletic performance.
There are many ways to popularize a sport; in case of pole vault, Allisson Stokke deserves a big thank you and most sincere apology.
7 Blair O’Neal
Having been playing golf since the age of 11, Blair O’Neal is now one of the most popular people in the entire sport.
She played countless tournaments all around the world and has also been modeling throughout her golfing career as well.
She won two NCAA Long Drive contents while playing for Arizona State University. O’Neal also competed on Golf Channel’s Big Break: Dominican Republic in which she won MVP and an exemption to the 2011 LPGA Kia Classic.
Sports Illustrated listed her in “Top 50 Hottest Athletes of All Time” in 2008.
The magazine listed her again as one of “The Most Beautiful Women in Golf” in 2013.