The 10 Hottest Female Olympians of 2016
Even if the games themselves prove to be lackluster, we’ll still have something to keep our eyes on.
The 2016 Olympic Games commence on August 5th in Brazil’s cultural hub of Rio de Janerio. While the proceedings have been plagued with countless issues, and the surrounding areas have been deemed to be “literal garbage,” players from all over the world are still flocking to this South American city to kick some ass and leave with their heads high and chunky metal around their neck. The 10 ladies listed below, while extremely talented, also just happen to be absolute smokeshows. If their athletic ability won’t impress the world, we have a feeling something else might.
Brazil’s Jacqueline Carvalho (Volleyball)
Standing at 6’1″, this brunette bombshell makes for the perfect volleyball player you’d most definitely want on your side of the net. With two gold medals around her neck and a Best Spiker award from the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix, expect great things from Jacqueline when she’s at it in Rio.
USA’s Serena Williams (Tennis)
Tennis great Serena Williams is back at it again, and her appearance at the 2016 Olympics gives audiences another go at watching her crush the sport she was born to play. At four Olympic gold medals, what’s one more for the 34-year old?
USA’s Aly Raisman (Gymnastics)
An original Fierce Five member, Aly returns to the Olympics as captain for the Women’s Gymnastics team. A decorated gymnast, the multi-medalist has also competed on Dancing with the Stars and posed for ESPN’s Body issue.
Canada’s Shelina Zadorsky (Soccer)
Shelina has proven herself to be a quality player, deserving of a slot on the Olympic team time and time again. From Captain at the University of Michigan to positions on teams based in Sweden and Australia, the pro-defender is ready to crush it for the Canadian National Team.
Netherlands’ Ellen Hoog (Field Hockey)
A regular star at the Olympics, Dutch field hockey player Ellen Hoog is back once more to prove that her model stature shouldn’t prevent audiences from recognizing her as one of the world’s top athletes.
USA’s Natasha Hastings (Sprinter)
Labeled the “400M Diva” during her college years at the University of South Carolina, Natasha will sprint to the finish line once again following an Olympic gold win back in 2008.
Russia’s Darya Klishina (Long Jump)
Competing in the track and field category with a specialization in the long jump, this year marks the model/athlete’s first ever attempt to win big at the Olympic games.
USA’s Emma Coburn (Track and Field)
Just try and catch up with Emma Coburn. After making quite the name for herself as the youngest runner on the American team at the 2012 Olympics, she plans on proving exactly why she’s labeled one of the best 3000m steeplechasers around at this year’s Olympics.
Great Britain’s Amber Hill (Shooting)
At 18, Amber Hill has become one of the most accomplished skeet shooters, with top rankings and medals throughout multiple international competitions. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s sponsored by a sultry lingerie firm – but don’t expect her to be toting a gun in black lace anytime soon.
USA’s Kassidy Cook (Diving)
Making her Olympic debut this year, the baby-faced Kassidy Cook is diving head first into the 3m springboard competition. If her long list of gold medals doesn’t prove her spot on this year’s team, the video above just might.