If you were to choose between beauty and sports achievements, what will you choose? These beautiful female athletes continue to show that you do not have to sacrifice aesthetics and other successes to make it to the top of your game. Let’s take a look at some of the sports world’s most beautiful ladies who rule in their field!
It’s easy to guess why Michell Waterson was called “The Karate Hottie.” She became well known in UFC as the Mixed Martial Artist who still looked amazing even as she inflicts pain to her opponents. When she is not fighting inside the cage, she is a busy bee. Waterson has participated in non-UFC TV programs and at one point also competed in American Ninja Warrior. In a music video for a song from the Megadeth album Endgame, you can also see her.
Though Natalie Gulbis is not the most famous woman in the sport, one can claim that she is definitely among the most recognizable female golfers of all time. For so many reasons, the LPGA tour regular has become a household name in her field. She has been a brand symbol with several advertisements for golfing and swimsuit lines in the past ten years alone. There’s also a likelihood you’ll recognize her from her daily Celebrity Apprentice performance.
There’s still a Grand Slam award Camila Giorgi has to win, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time until she has one to her name. Six years after she made her Wimbledon debut, during the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, this Italian tennis player made it to the Grand Slam quarterfinals. Not many individuals know, however, that she has managed to win some tough matches in the past. In fights against Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, and Maria Sharapova, she was the champ!
Ali Krieger entered the field as one of the most significat players of U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. Although she is not in the initial stages of her career anymore, she still plays regularly at Orlando Pride. Let’s also not overlook that throughout the FIFA Women’s World Cup back in 2015, she was on the same team who became the emerging winners. She was called “The Warrior Princess” by her colleagues, and it’s not difficult to see why. Throughout the past, she has supported her YouTube star brother as well.
Aly Raisman became famous as one of the Fierce Five in 2012. She became one of the Final Five in 2016. When she was only starting out, she undoubtedly blew Americans away. She has constantly wowed all of us with her outstanding accomplishments since making her debut at the Olympics in 2012. The Olympian has now won one bronze medal, two silver medals and three gold medals. When it comes to the Pacific Rim Championships and the World Championships, of course, she is still well-decorated.
When she led the US team to victory during the 2004 matches, Jennie Finch always blew everyone away. She is one of the most prestigious players in softball, according to Time. She has become member of the USA Softball Hall of Fame as a tribute to her success in the sport. She is also no exception to the small screen when it comes to non-sports activities. You might even have seen her in The Real Housewives of Orange County!
To succeed, soccer supporters understand better than anyone else how crucial it is to have an outstanding goalkeeper. Fortunately for the U.S. team, throughout her stay between the sticks, Hope Solo did not struggle to satisfy. At international and club level, she is deemed an icon, so it figures out that she’s been an instrumental figure in the national team’s success this season. She helped the U.S. team win two Olympic gold medals and numerous World Cup medals. In Solo: A Memoir of Hope, you will read more about it!
You’ll recognize how risky the sport is if you’ve ever experienced surfing before. This may be so, but Alana Blanchard never fails to make look like a flawless task! And although she saw Bethany Hamilton end up losing an arm due to a shark attack, she did not lose heart. To support the Rip Curl swimwear line, the ASP World Tour regular has ventured into modeling. She officially got married with her fellow surfer, Jack Freestone. Just in 2017, they were honored with a boy!
If you want to learn about the sport of pole vaulting, you’ll talk regarding Allison Stokke inevitably. The 30-year-old woman, sadly, suffered from the attention she gained. Many suggest that when her photographs from her early teens reappeared, her growth was impacted. The athlete went on to enjoy a successful career in the world of sports modeling, despite all of that. In reality, she worked with people like Nike and Athleta! Did you know she and Rickie Fowler, the golfer, became engaged?
Whitney Miller is not like any other female athlete on this list that you can find. She was initially recognized for efforts not connected to sports! In 2012, after she scored the Miss United States pageant, we came to know her. She wanted to try an athletic career shortly after this. In martial arts, Miller tried her luck and gained a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. She has also become a professional wake surfer.
When she landed being No. 1 in the world, the Russian-born athlete was only 18 years old. She managed to win 36 singles titles as well! People take Grand Slams as a measure of greatness when we talk about tennis. Surely all the evidence we need of her tennis glory is the fact that she has five titles to her credit. In addition to her two French Open wins, she won one each at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open.
If your sports accomplishments are overshadowed by a rather famous meme, it is very tragic. That was the truth of McKayla Maroney, who, after being one of the Fierce Five to win gold during the 2012 Summer Olympics, first gained attention in gymnastics. After she won the silver medal, they took a picture of the gymnast and it ended up being a viral Internet sensation. This tagline followed it: “McKayla’s not impressed.” She has withdrawn after suffering multiple injuries from the sport.
Anna Kournikova has proven herself as yet another great tennis player, even though she is no longer participating in the sport. Just at the beginning of the new millennium, she arrived on the scene with her impressive victories at the 1999 and 2002 Grand Slams. Unfortunately, at the tender age of 21, the Russian player had to quit after sustaining a significant back injury. The media still enjoys trailing her everywhere, amid all of this. This was even more true after the charismatic pop singer Enrique Iglesias married her.
Through her career life, Caroline Wozniacki not only gained a reputation, but she was also the focus of attention due to her affairs with Rory McIlroy and David Lee. Maybe she’s just the best pound-for-pound female tennis player! From 2008 until 2011, the Danish female athlete won the highest percentage of WTA singles between women athletes. Just last year after beating Simona Halep and during championship match of the Australian Open Women’s Singles, she ultimately won her first Grand Slam.
Another great woman athlete who has sparked controversy is Michelle Jenneke, but the reports are not usually about her accomplishments. During the Summer Youth Olympics 2010, the hurdler placed silver in the 100m hurdles. With the interesting warm-up exercise she employs before each run, the lively athlete has built a reputation for herself. She graced the much-awaited version of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2013. However, Michelle is more than mere eye candy. The Australian went to research mechatronics at Sydney University as well!
When the 2018 Winter Olympics rolled in, there was a lot of attention in the members of Team U.S. This alpine skier was one of the figures fans were determined to watch during the tournament in Pyeongchang. Lindsey Vonn earlier put gold back in 2010 for her downhill results, so this time around she set high expectations. Last year, she put just bronze, but it is nothing to joke about! She, after all, still has a number of World Championship titles under her belt.
Taylor Mackenzie Pischke, the Canadian volleyball player, was certainly made for success in the game. After all, it’s in her veins, her very own father has two Olympic sports medals! She has been playing on the national Canadian team since 2012 when she was on the beach volleyball squad. Over the course of her career, she has since won 9 medals.
It is very impressive when you learn just how many awards she has won over the span of her career. In almost every single competition she has competed in, Ellen Hoog has come away with various kinds of silverware. When she hit gold back in 2008 and 2012, the field hockey champion won her biggest Olympics victories. However, gold was also put by the Dutch midfield player in the World Cup, the Champions Trophy, and the European Games. None other than Ritual Hockey supports her.
You can not think of a more prominent female figure in NASCAR than the great Danica Patrick. Even though there are other racers who were outstanding on the racetrack, with her success during the 2013 Sprint Cup series, she took it to a whole new stage. Since then, she has made headlines by being the first female on three separate instances to rank in the Top 10. While she has since said farewell to her profession, she has undoubtedly gone down in history as one of the greatest NASCAR racers.
Ronda Rousey is definitely going to be someone you’ll consider when you talk about women’s sports. In the UFC, this MMA athlete was once an oddity, and she is credited with contributing to its continuously growing success. While her unbeaten streak has come to an end, nothing has been done to keep her away from the spotlight in this sad reality! Since then, she has switched to WWE and has been working on action movies such as The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.
Team U.S. is one of the teams to overcome. In the past twenty years, the national team has conquered the competition pretty much and we certainly think that Alex Morgan has been an important part of that success. In honor of the nation, she is getting closer to hitting a hundred goals and has led the team to victory in the 2015 World Cup. During the 2011 competition, she also helped the team achieve the runner-up spot. How is it possible that she’s so young anyway? Huh. Wow.
The fact that Jennifer Lacy decided to advance a sports career will come as no surprise once you check her family tree. Since Lee Lacy, her dad, once competed in Major League Baseball, athletic ability has been running through her veins. However, Lacy decided to go into basketball, and also joined the WNBA back in 2006. She decided to play for Beijing Shougang in China after many years of her pro career. Since the year 2015, though, she has been a free agent.
As she plays a sport for a very disadvantaged nation, Winifer Fernandez is not unlike most individuals on the chart. We are sure that the Dominican Republic will be able to have her on the volleyball squad! Since 2012, she has served the Caribbean nation and won numerous hearts with her amazing success during Brazil’s 2016 Olympics. She may not have carried the league to victory, but she is nevertheless a national hero! She assisted the team in placing gold on the bright side during the 2017 Bolivarian Games.
In the challenging field of snowboarding, Chloe Kim is deemed to be a prodigy. Since winning the gold for the U.S. national team during the 2018 Winter Olympics, the young female sports star has occupied the headlines. In the coming years, it is virtually inevitable that she will enjoy a good career. With multiple awards under her name from the Winter X Games, there is no prediction of what she’ll do next. It’s important to learn that she was accepted to the renowned Princeton University Class of 2022.
While we can’t deny that Ronda Rousey is the UFC’s highest-profile star seen so far, let’s not ignore other MMA players! Paige VanZant, who may be younger and has since made an influence on the field, is hot on her heels. It is evident that throughout the initial stages of her career, she was also no exception to failing, but she still has plenty of untapped talent. She also achieved second place in Dancing With The Stars in 2016 when it comes to non-sporting activities!
These days, WWE has become an international forum of sorts. The strongest athletes from foreign lands have been drawn! Becky Lynch, who originated from the Republic of Ireland, is one wrestler to watch out for. Though she founded herself as a media darling, she was originally supposed to be a heel. It didn’t take too long for her to have fans that wanted her to carry major titles home. We strongly suspect that even larger than Ronda Rousey herself, Becky “The Guy” Lynch may become!
Another of the prominent Fierce Five who made headlines back at the 2012 Summer Olympics was Gabby Douglas. She is regarded to be such a revolutionary pioneer when you hear more about her accomplishments. She always got the highest scores for her results at the Olympic stage! Aside from this, she was the very first African-American Olympian to be an all-around athletic champion. She has a great future ahead of her, and during the 2020 Tokyo games, we are sure she will not struggle to impress!
If you haven’t heard of her, you might recognize her instead as Antonija Misura. This is one professional female superstar who, despite being just in her thirties, has achieved more than other basketball players. On a global scale, she has represented Croatia. In 2009, when the star athlete helped the nation land bronze during the Mediterranean Games held in Pescara, her best moment came. “The NBA’s Nate Robinson also said that she “may be the most beautiful basketball woman ever to lace up a few sneakers.
We can not question how Misty May-Treanor developed herself as one of the biggest names in the field of women’s volleyball, even after she left the sport in 2012. On 3 separate occasions, she won Olympic gold. The U.S. national team was triumphant in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics with her on the team. Many people loved her and Kerri Walsh Jennings for creating “the greatest beach volleyball team of all time.” She got her Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration in the years that followed. Uh, cool!
It is evident that when she came on stage, Robin Bone did not exactly surpass the great standards people had about her. Despite this, we can not doubt that one of the greatest pole vaulters the sport has ever known is this Canadian competitor. She’s still in her mid-twenties, and she has several years to accomplish her massive potential. Since we all know, with the likes of Alysha Newman and Kelsie Ahbe making waves of their own, Canada could be the best place to succeed at pole vaulting.
We’ve already spoken about multiple female tennis superstars, however, without talking about Serena Williams, there was no way the list would end! For the previous two decades, nobody else has had such a major impact on the game. The athlete from California has certainly brought women’s tennis to a whole new depth. And while her name has many sponsorship deals, did you know she made $85 million out of playing on the court? Huh. Whoa. If you have as many Grand Slams as she does, that’s the way it is.
Should we really need to tell you more about how many stunning tennis women there are? We can not doubt that this is true for Eugenie Bouchard, a Canadian competitor. The beautiful young woman has yet to win a Grand Slam title, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before she does it!
Wow, aren’t you going to check out that million-dollar smile? In our books, Hilary Knight is certainly a ray of sunshine! With that happy-go-lucky personality of hers, the hockey star never stopped to melt our hearts. Many individuals are shocked, though, to see the mean-streak hidden under the cheerful exterior of the greatest star of hockey. Also helping the U.S. national team gain triumph during the Olympics was the nine-time IIHF World Women’s Championships winner. She helped secure a gold and two silvers for Team U.S.!
There was a period when Stephanie Rice was the biggest hope in the sector of swimming for Australia. She hit gold in 2008 in the 200m, 400m and 200m relay events. In these three contests, she eventually set world records! It is plain to see why she is an Order of Australia Medal winner. Since her resignation in 2014, we are sorry to know she no longer works at the professional stage. Still as a mentor for a firm called CoachUp, she is interested in sports.