Gulbis has done wonders for the image of women's golf. After all, watching golf is incredibly boring. But she did manage to liven things up a bit during her time with the LGPA. People who haven't seen golf a day in their lives began to tune in, especially after the 2004 calendar was released, in which she posed in a variety of bathing suits.
Then, in 2012, she graced the cover of Sports Illustrated covered solely in body paint. She has also appeared on a few television shows, including the second season of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice.
Michelle Jenneke, an Australian 100m hurdles athlete, rose to international fame in 2012 when a video of her dancing before the game went viral. The following year she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. But before anyone in the world knew who she was, she was already known in her country as a talented steeplechase runner. Not surprising considering that she started training when she was 10 years old.
Hurdle studied mechatronics, a branch of engineering, at the University of Sydney. She has over 500,000 followers on her Instagram account, where she remains active, posting photos of her events and extracurricular activities of hers.
This beautiful former Russian professional tennis player was born with athletics in her blood. Her mother was a 400-meter sprinter, her brother plays professional golf and her father, a former wrestling champion, teaches martial arts in Moscow.
She rose to international fame as a teenager in the late 1990s and has since graced the covers of various magazines, including Maxim and The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. In 2002, she made the FHM list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World. She even has a drink named after her: a White Russian made with skim milk.
Jennie Finch is probably the most famous single woman in softball. She's a two-time All-Star she's played for the Chicago Bandits, Arizona Wildcats and, of course, Team USA, which she's helped win numerous times. In 2004 she won the gold medal and four years later the silver medal.
He retired from the sport in 2010, but remains connected through his work as a commentator for ESPN, covering college games and National Pro Fastpitch. All of her talent in softball and her hard work resulted in her being inducted into the National Hall of Fame. In 2004, People magazine named Finch one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."
Aly Raisman is another big name in American gymnastics. She was another member and captain of the winning Fierce Five in both 2012 and 2016. At the 2012 London Games, she came home with 2 gold and 1 bronze medals as the most decorated gymnast. She but she is not only one of the most talented gymnastics stars in the country, but she also has a side career as a model.
She was featured in a bikini in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2017 and 2018. Her routine dance skills also came in handy on season 16 of “Dancing with the Stars,” in which she placed fourth with her partner Mark Ballas.
In 2015, Time magazine ranked Morgan as one of the highest-paid women's soccer players. But 2019 was one of her biggest and busiest years yet.
The Californian girl has graced several magazine covers, including Time and Sports Illustrated. She made Time's 100 Most Influential People list and helped guide Team USA to victory over France in the Women's World Cup. Plus, she did it all looking fabulous, and all in just one year!
Paige VanZant has accomplished a lot since she was young, but she is best known as a strawweight and flyweight fighter in the UFC, the latter currently ranked 13th. She came close to appearing on the UFC show in 2013 until she was ruled out for being too young (at the time, she was only a few months away from her 21st birthday).
She has appeared on several television shows, including Chopped in 2017, as well as Dancing with the Stars season 22, where she placed second with her professional dance partner Mark Ballas. In 2018, she published a self-written book about her life called Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life.
Even those who don't really follow pole vaulting probably know of Allison Stokke, considering she's arguably the most famous woman in the sport. But that's mostly because a photo of her waiting to jump during an event went viral and launched her to stardom. Although she was not yet 18 at the time, the photo generated (new) male fans who created "internet crush" sites based on the image.
But without this image, it may not have appeared in publications like The New York Times, L.A Times, and Washington Post. Sure, it's pretty scary how that happened, but hey, it happened, right? Years later he had all kinds of sponsorships with big brands like Nike.
Blanchard, like most surfers (and many athletes, for that matter), risks his life almost every time he gets in the water and does what he does. Every day surfers get hurt, or even worse, get attacked by sharks, which actually happened to one of his friends right in front of her. But she didn't let that stop her. She returned to the board and continued to do what she loves.
In addition to being an amazing surfer, Alana Blanchard is a swimsuit model who has been featured in ads for Curl Swimwear and recently signed an endorsement deal with Reebok as well. She is also very active on her own Instagram, where she has over 1.8 million followers.
Jennifer Lacy's father, Lee, was a major league baseball player, so it makes sense that she chose track and field. After playing basketball at Pepperdine University during college, she joined the WNBA. In the offseason between 2008 and 2009, she went to China, where she played for Beijing Shougang.
In 2013, she was attacked by her ex-girlfriend, former WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw, who doused her car with gasoline and shot her while she was inside. Fortunately, she was not injured in the attack and Holdsclaw was arrested for the incident.
This Italian professional tennis player won her first International Tennis Federation tournament in 2009 and debuted in the Women's Tennis Association a few years later, in 2011. In the same year she reached the final in Raleigh and closed the year with a total of 36 victories.
She won her first WTA title in 2015 and three years later earned a career high of 26th place. Giorgi is very active on her Instagram account, where she frequently posts photos of herself for her 237,000 followers as well. as on his official Facebook page that has 280,000 followers.
This Italian professional beach volleyball player has been practicing her sport since she was 10 years old. She is now the proud winner of 2 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. In September 2015, she and the rest of the Italian women's team won their first World Tour title.
For a time she dated another professional volleyball player from her country named Alex Rangheri. She remains very active on her Instagram where she has almost 50,000 followers.
This incredibly talented professional gymnast was already winning medals at the age of 8 thanks to her older sister, who taught her how to do her first somersault when Gabby was a little girl. She began training full-time at age 14 and won major event gold medals in 2010. 2012 was a big year for her and the rest of the Fierce Five, who walked away from the London Olympics with team gold. .
Gabby also won one of her own, such as the all-around gold medal. She became the first African American in video game history to do so. She is currently training hard to compete in Tokyo 2020.
Almost everyone in America knows who Danica Patrick is, even if they have never seen a single race in their life. That's because not only is she a great athlete, but she's also totally hot, which has gotten her a lot of attention over the years.
He has been on the covers of a ton of magazines, including Sports Illustrated, on a number of occasions. Immediately after her first Indy 500, she became the first woman to lead a lap during the event. She is widely considered the most successful woman in single-seater racing history.
Almost everyone knows Serena Williams. Along with her sister Venus hers, they are two of the most recognizable names in women's professional tennis. To be fair, they are two of the best known in all of professional tennis and professional sports.
In addition to winning more than 20 major titles, Serena launched her own clothing line and, in early 2019, a women's venture capital investment firm, Serena Ventures, which Inc. says has invested in more than 30 companies. . Companies she has invested in include Billie, MasterClass, and LOLA.
In 2019, it was announced that Vonn would be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. She is one of only two female skiers in the history of the sport to have claimed four overall World Cup victories, not to mention her alpine skiing gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
But in addition to her abundant talent, she's also beautiful, which is why she's been featured in a number of magazines, including Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, three times, most recently earlier this year.
This Canadian pole vault star is a three-time U Sports National Champion. She and she is now a signed model for The Slu Agency, which has offices in Miami and Los Angeles. She also has an Instagram account with nearly 30,000 followers where she posts photos of her daily training routines and competitions. But before she became famous with the pole vault, she trained in a completely different sport: gymnastics.
However, she told CBC that she was forced to retire after suffering multiple concussions. Her injuries forced her to wear a unique helmet at her sporting events.
Fiery Irish wrestling star Becky Lynch, also known as Rebecca Quin, has made a name for herself in WWE, the current federation she calls home. She started in the industry in 2002 and signed with WWE in 2012. Fast forward her to now and she's still making waves.
She had a breakout year last year with multiple wins under her belt, including a defense of the Smackdown Women's Championship. The fighter has also appeared on screen several times, once for stunts in an episode of Vikings and again for a role in Marine 6: Close Quarters.
This five-time Grand Slam champion has been playing professional tennis since she was 15 years old. The Russian pro is a serious competitor, winning at least one title a year throughout her career, which she continues to this day. She has signed all kinds of modeling/endorsement deals with several top brands, including an 8-year, $70 million contract with Nike, and has been featured in numerous magazines, including The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Sharapova has earned close to $300 million over the years. "Forbes" named her one of the highest-paid female sports stars in the world. She also launched her own mentoring program for women entrepreneurs in 2018.
Hope is pretty much the face of women's soccer in the US, for people who have never watched a US women's soccer game. Solo, one of the best goalkeepers in the world, has competed in several major competitions all over the world, including the Olympics, where he won a spot three times and won two gold medals.
She also played at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2007, 2008 and 2011, when she became the second goalkeeper in history to reach 100 caps. She has been featured in numerous magazines and television shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing with the Stars, and Piers Morgan Tonight.
The Croatian professional basketball player got into the industry thanks to her older sister. She began her professional career in 2005 and she represented her national team at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, where she was crowned Miss Mediterranean. In 2012, she competed in the Olympic Games and was named the Most Beautiful Woman of the Games by The Bleacher Report.
But they are not the only ones who have noticed her impressive appearance, as she is considered the most beautiful sports star in Croatia. And some people might even say that she is the most beautiful basketball player, period, just ask NBA star Nate Robinson.
If you saw Hilary Knight in a restaurant and didn't know who she was, you probably wouldn't know that she spends most of her time hitting people against walls. Because? Because she has that beautiful, sweet smile that she doesn't scream “I could definitely hurt you,” but she certainly could, which is part of what makes her so amazing.
Well, that and the eight gold medals he's won in recent years, including one at the 2018 Winter Olympics when he scored and earned the team's first goal. The other seven were in the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey Championship.
Danish-born professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki paved the way for her two-handed backhand forehand to become world number 1 in singles. She has won 30 Women's Tennis Association singles titles and was runner-up to Serena Williams at the 2014 US Open. She and Williams have had a long-standing friendly rivalry on the court, but are true friends on the court. real life.
Based on her dating list, it's clear that she also prefers dating sporty men. She dated Irish professional golfer Rory Mcllroy for two years, from 2011 to 2014, and then dated NBA champion David Lee.
Gina Carano is a big name in the world of MMA. She's had some notable rivalries with other big names in the business like Ronda Rousey and The Cyborg. But even those who don't follow MMA can know her thanks to her numerous roles over the years.
He appeared as an extra in Quentin Tarantino's hit movie Kill Bill in 2003. But over the years, his roles have changed as well, until he starred in movies like Fast & Furious 6, where he has two really great fight scenes with Michelle. Rodriguez.
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McKayla Maroney is a former American Olympic gymnast. Yes, you read it right. You may remember her as a member of the 'Fierce Five' winning team at the 2012 London Olympics, or you may remember her from the viral meme that circulated the internet not long ago showing her winning a silver medal with a sour expression. in her face.
The meme was aptly named "McKayla is unimpressed" and is still used today in relevant circumstances. She also tried her hand at acting in 2012, appearing on The CW's primetime show "Hart of Dixie" in a 6-episode recurring role.
This American professional swimmer is a three-time gold medalist and a former member of the US Olympic team. He has nearly 15,000 followers on his Twitter page, where he recently posted photos of his wedding to new husband Jake.
She also has her own website, chloesutton.com, where she writes about swimming tips and techniques, as well as current events and experiences, including what she's doing to help people in her community, like the swim camp she runs for kids. .
This Canadian professional tennis player was considered one of the most beautiful women in this sport. She was the junior champion at Wimbledon in 2012. In fact, 2012 was a big year for her considering she won many singles and doubles matches, not to mention her $50,000 first prize at the ITF Challenger.
In 2015, she was forced to withdraw from the US Open after slipping and hitting her head, resulting in a concussion, for which she later sued the Tennis Association.
This woman has lived an amazing life and paved the way for girls in Germany and everywhere. At the age of 16 she played internationally for the German national ice hockey team. Before that, the goalkeeper was the only woman in the Bad Tölzer squad for a few years.
At the 2009 Women's Four Nations Tournament in Slovakia, she won the Best Goalkeeper title. Harrer hasn't played professionally in a while, but she certainly earned her place on this list.
The Canadian professional soccer player is big trouble in her home country thanks to her game-winning goal against Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Canada beat France that year and she walked away with the rest of the team with the bronze medal.
He recently signed a brand partnership deal with Adidas and is actively promoting them on his social media accounts, where he has nearly 50,000 followers. She recently gave birth to a son with her husband, Hunter Hopkins.
The "Karate Hottie" is known for looking amazing while destroying his opponent in a fight. He has over a million followers on his Instagram account, where he often posts bikini photos, along with photos of his family and everyday life. Waterson is married to former Army boxer Joshua Gomez, with whom she has a daughter.
In the 2013-2014 season, she was the number 1 atomic weight in the world. In 2016, a documentary titled Fight Mom was made about her. She has also appeared on a few other shows including American Ninja Warrior and Bully Beatdown.
Kayla McBride has always loved playing basketball, but she got serious about it during high school, where she was named District 10 Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. She also played at Notre Dame all through college and was drafted into the WNBA. in 2014 when she was placed by the San Antonio Stars.
But it wasn't just her skill level that caught his eye; so was his beautiful smile. In 2018 he signed with the Las Vegas Aces and moved to Nevada.
The professional snowboarder made history in 2018 when she became the first woman to win two snowboarding gold medals at the South Korean Winter Games and became the youngest woman to win a snowboarding gold at the Games. . She is currently a four-time X Games gold medalist and holds the titles of World Halfpipe Champion, Olympic Champion, and X Games Champion. Whoops!
In 2018, she received several ESPY Awards, including Best Female Athlete. In 2019, she announced that she would be putting her snowboarding career on hold to attend Princeton University. Incredible!
Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey became the first woman to medal in judo at the 2008 Olympics and then began building her MMA career. In 2011, she was named the UFC Women's Bantamweight World Champion and a few years later she was inducted into the Hall of Fame. But how could it not be her? Considering that she's pretty much the face of the women's UFC.
As if being a judo and MMA champion wasn't enough, she decided to pursue a professional wrestling career with WWE in 2018, where, of course, she became the Raw Women's Champion. She has also dabbled in acting, such as her role as Kara in Furious 7.
Winifer is a talented volleyball player from the Dominican Republic. In 2010, she won multiple awards at the NORCECA U20 Championship, including Best Defender and Best Receiver. Two years later, she won a gold medal in the same event, as well as the Most Valuable Player award.
But that was not his only gold medal that year, as he won another at the Under-23 Pan American Games. Then, in 2016 and 2017, she won two more, including one at the Bolivarian Games. She remains one of the most searched athletes on the internet.
The former professional swimmer from Australia swam for gold medals towards the end of her career. In fact, she won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics alone. She officially retired from the sport in 2014, but began training to remain a part of it.
Like many other women on this list, she appeared in Season 3 of the Australian version of the show on Celebrity Apprentice. The gold medalist currently resides in sunny Los Angeles. However, she will open a swimming academy in India to help future Olympians win some medals at the 2024 games.
Gracie Gold, whose birth name is Grace, keeps her name in the background. She has several medals to her credit, including a 2014 Olympic team bronze and the NHK trophy that same year, making her the first and only American to win it.
Despite openly dealing with some personal battles with depression and anxiety, she is still staying strong and continuing to do what she loves. She will compete in the 2020 Eastern Sectional Championships. She has received endorsements from many brands, such as being named the face of Cover Girl in 2013.
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This professional soccer player was captain of her varsity team when she was a senior at Penn State. Shortly after graduation, her career began with the Washington Freedom, and in 2008 she was recruited to the US Women's National Team for the Summer Olympics. FOX named her one of the top 11 in soccer for her incredible performances as a right back in the FIFA Women's World Cup match.
He had a serious knee injury a few years later, which is terrible for any athlete (or anyone else), but he was back on the field shortly after surgery. Not only is she a great soccer player, but she also has a big heart, which she shows through her philanthropic work. She works with several nonprofit organizations, including MiracleFeet and Athlete Ally, who fight for equality for all sexual orientations in the world of professional sports.
Hoog represents the Dutch women's field hockey team, which she originally joined in 2004. Since then, she has competed in over 125 games and has brought home numerous medals, including 2 gold medals, which she won at the Olympic Games in Summer of 2008 and 2012. Years before, in 2006, she helped her team win the Women's Ice Hockey World Championship. Then, in 2016, she won another Olympic medal, this time silver, when she scored the game-winning goal.
Hoog is sponsored by Ritual Hockey, with whom she has discussed her pregame rituals, one of which is placing her right shin guard in front of her left. The other? She watched the famous romantic comedy The Notebook with the rest of her crew.
This retired Olympian is one of the greatest swimmers of all time. She won 12 Olympic medals throughout her career, not to mention that she was the first woman to swim the 100-meter backstroke in under 60 seconds, before her 20th birthday.
He also has several titles to his name, including three American Swimmer of the Year awards and 1 World Swimmer of the Year. She has closed several brand deals and was the face of C20 Coconut Water. She has also been featured in some magazines and TV shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and "Chopped".
Duggan is an English professional footballer who started playing the sport at a young age. In fact, he was already playing in the FIFA World Cup when he was 15 years old. She was named the FA Young Player of the Year in 2009 and the England Under-23 Player of the Year in 2012.
A few years later, they became the first England women's team to surpass 100,000 followers on social media. She represents a few different charities, including Kick it Out, which works to combat discrimination in soccer.
Erika Cristiano dos Santos
Érika Cristiano dos Santos, usually simply called Érika, is one of the top stars of professional soccer in Brazil. She helped lead the Brazil women's national team to a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Not only is she a talented and award-winning athlete in her country, but she is also an advocate for gender equality, both in sport and throughout Brazil.
She recently participated in a major open letter of 100 female athletes condemning the country for investing too much in men's soccer and not giving women fair and equal opportunities.
Born and raised on the sunny shores of Los Angeles, Misty May-Treanor should come as no surprise that she has become one of the best beach volleyball players in the country. She played in her first tournament at just 8 years old and continued in the sport through high school and college playing for the Long Beach State 49ers.
He helped his team win the first undefeated season the NCAA had seen in 1998, setting the tournament record for game-winning serves (20) and winning the Most Outstanding Player award. She and her husband, professional baseball player Matt Treanor, live in Florida with their three daughters.
This girl from California still holds the record for becoming the last woman to win a singles figure skating medal at the Olympics in early 2019. Her incredible talent on the ice has earned her multiple medals, including three world championship medals, an Olympic silver medal and a Grand Prix championship.
In addition to her successful professional ice skating career, she has appeared in a number of television shows and movies, including appearances and roles in Las Vegas, Sharknado 5, Blades of Glory, and Bratz: The Movie. .
This blonde beauty is a multi-talented athlete who, among other things, has mastered the art of more than one sport. Her career in the industry began during college when she began her professional wakeboarding career. In 2012, in addition to her sports competitions, she participated in the Miss USA pageant and won it.
He then began training in kickboxing and then jiu-jitsu, where he earned his black belt. Speaking of talent! Is there anything this woman can't do?
The beautiful New Yorker Natasha Hastings is a track and field athlete. She began her career at a very young age, winning first place in the junior women's 400m division at the USATF Youth Olympic Games. While attending the University of South Carolina, she became known as "the 400-meter diva" after referring to the women's track team as the "Gamecock Divas" after the university's mascot.
Hastings has a YouTube channel where he posts behind-the-scenes footage of his racing, preparation, and training. He also has a series called "Tea Time" where he talks to other athletes and friends about everything from dating to mental preparation.
Jessica's "evil" look
With cheekbones like Jessica's, it's hard not to envy them. Jessica "Evil" Eye was born in Akron, Ohio. She credits the car accident she was in at age 16 as paving the way for her success in mixed martial arts. Eye was inspired by Cosmopolitan and talked about how her upbringing led her to become a wrestler.
Eye has entered popular culture several times; She appeared on a remixed version of the Machine Gun Kelly song "Till I Die" and was featured on "Pressure Life". He has a strong social media presence with 164,000 followers on Instagram.
Leilani Mitchell is an American-Australian professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. In 2019, Mitchell became the first WNBA player to win Most Improved Player for the second time.
In 2018, Leilani's partner, WNBL basketball player Mikaela Dombkins, gave birth to the couple's son, Kash Maxwell.
With almost half a million followers on Instagram, it's no surprise that MMA fighter Felice Herrig is on this list. She has one of the best bodies and she's not afraid to show it off.
The kickboxer, Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist competes in the UFC's strawweight division. Herrig is a playable character in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game Supremacy MMA, and appeared in 2015's American Ninja Warrior.
The beautiful Greek triple jump and the long jump would definitely be on our list of beautiful athletes. Papachristou represented Greece at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.
Unfortunately, she was cut from the Greece squad for the 2012 Olympics after making an insensitive comment online a year earlier. Despite this, she participated in the final of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and placed eighth.
With a Jamaican father and an American mother, it's surprising that Nichelle grew up in Canada. The Canadian soccer player currently plays for the Houston Dash and the Canada national team. In addition to his natural talent on the field, Prince enjoys writing, reading and practicing yoga in his spare time.
Although she has built a solid following, she is still a fangirl. Some of her favorites are Lionel Messi, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and Perdita Felicien.
Julie is a member of the USA women's soccer team and plays defensive end for the Chicago Red Stars. Ertz made FIFA history when she appeared alongside her teammates in the FIFA 16 video game.
It was the first time female players were included in the game, and they have appeared in every EA Sports title since. In 2016, Ertz became engaged to Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, and the couple married a year later.
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At 6-foot-5, the bigger Elena, the better. Elena Delle Donne is a professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky in the WNBA. Delle Donne announced her engagement to her girlfriend Amanda Clifton in an issue of Vogue in 2016 and the couple married in 2017.
Since the WNBA draft, the star has signed numerous endorsement deals with various companies. She made deals with Nike and DuPont. Delle Donne is also one of three WNBA players to have career icons in NBA Live 19.
Silje Norendal is a Norwegian snowboarder. She started her career young and has accomplished a lot. She won gold at Winter X Games Europe in Tignes in 2013 and the following year she won the same title at Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.
At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Noredal finished fourth with a score of 78.75. It seems that this beautiful snowboarder found love on the ice and got engaged to hockey player Alexander Bonsaksen in 2018.
MMA fighter Kaytlin Neil, better known as Katniss, developed a passion for the sport at a young age. She began competing professionally in 2013, making her debut at the Showdown Fights event. Known for her Muay Thai style, Neil competes in flyweight.
The MMA fighter rose to popularity on Instagram, posting fitness content to her page and sharing photos of backstage fights and training with her 70,000 followers.
Ashlyn Michelle Harris is a professional soccer player for the Orlando Pride of the NWSL, the premier women's professional soccer league in the United States. She also appeared alongside her teammates in the EA Sports FIFA video game series, becoming one of the first players to be included in the game.
Known for her keen sense of style and a large number of tattoos off the field, Harris has expressed an interest in music, fashion, surfing, and skateboarding.
Czech professional tennis player Petra Kvitová is the first player born after 1990 to win a major tennis tournament. Kvitová has won Wimbledon twice and is ranked eighth on the professional list as of 2020.
Since turning pro in 2006, Kvitová has amassed $31 million in earnings. In 2015, Forbes ranked Kvitová as the sixth highest-paid female athlete in the world. With half a million followers on her Instagram, she is sure to keep her feed updated with pictures of the inside of her house and her daily life.
Skier Mikaela Shiffrin won two gold medals and one silver medal at the Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games. Shiffrin's smile is contagious and, combined with her extreme talent, she has become a fan favorite. .
Some may see Shiffrin as Lindsey Vonn's predecessor, but Shiffrin proves them wrong by showing the world that she has a legacy of her own to leave behind. In March 2019, she became the first alpine skier to have 15 World Cup wins. So it looks like fans haven't seen all that Shiffrin can pull off yet.
Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina is currently ranked fifth and although she hasn't won any major tournaments, she is still a fixture in the world of professional tennis. Her lack of tournament wins hasn't affected her confidence as she defeated Venus and Serena Williams along with Halep, Kerber and Osaka.
She also reached the semifinals of the French Open and the US Open in 2019. Svitolina was previously sponsored by Lacoste and ellesse and has been endorsed by Nike since 2016.
Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa held the top spot for weeks. The talented professional worked hard to maintain the top spot despite deciding to retire in 2010.
Many would have liked to see the golf champion go further, but at 28 years old, Ocho has decided to leave the greens forever. His accomplishments did not end with his retirement, and in 2017 Ochoa was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Abby Wambach is undoubtedly one of the most famous soccer players in the world. As she builds her legacy on the field, she also brings home a nice paycheck, mostly from endorsements. She has been scoring goals and breaking glass ceilings since she was young and even went from the women's league to the men's.
Wambach also made fans proud when she was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2012, winning for the first time in ten years by an American.
Brittney Griner has become one of the biggest and most recognizable players in the WNBA. After talking to her parents in high school, Griner was forced to live with an assistant coach for six weeks during her senior year. She later wrote a memoir about bullying and self-acceptance, In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court, which was published in 2014.
Griner's endorsement deal with Nike marked the first time the company had signed such a deal with an openly gay athlete. He continues to push the limits on and off the court, gracefully but proudly.
Interestingly, Naomi Osaka, who is half Haitian, half Japanese, represents Japan despite living in the United States. Thanks to her friendly personality and her exceptional talent on the field, Osaka is considered one of the most marketable female athletes in the world.
Osaka won the 2018 US Open, 2019 Australian Open, and 2020 US Open. In 2020, she was listed as the highest-paid female athlete.
Allyson Felix made a name for herself as the only female track and field athlete with six gold medals. Since the races themselves aren't incredibly profitable, Felix has been lucky enough to land a few sponsorship deals that have netted him quite a fortune.
Felix is married to Kenneth Ferguson. The couple welcomed a daughter in 2018. In 2020, the Sprinter was included in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020 list.
Elena Dementieva is considered one of the best tennis players around, and while she hasn't won a major tournament, she has found success elsewhere. Dementieva won a gold medal in the women's singles competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and garnered attention that led to endorsement deals.
The beautiful gamer even has a song about her. Blue Dog and Sponge Cake, a comedy band from Colorado, wrote a song about Dementieva and Maria Sharapova.
Beautiful and talented, Garbiñe Muguruza has endorsement deals with Adidas, Babolat, Rolex and Maui Jim. Despite the fact that she has only competed professionally since 2012, Muguruza has won several World No. 1 players, including the infamous Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.
Muguruza was also ranked first after winning Wimbledon in 2017. In his spare time, Muguruza likes to play the guitar!
Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk is a Ukrainian diver and a name to remember. She won a bronze medal at the 2013 European Junior Championships. She won a silver medal at the 2018 European Championships.
His best jump is 6.93 meters, which he achieved in Lutsk in 2016. He has a prominent social media presence and publishes both personal and professional posts.
Looks like this California girl was born to surf. Anastasia Ashley is an American professional surfer and model; She started surfing when she was five years old. When she was six years old, she won a surfing competition with an old board she found in a trash can. At the age of seven she found a sponsor to replace her worn out boards and the rest is history.
In 2003, Ashley was awarded the Triple Crown Rookie of the Year award, and by the age of 16, he had already won his first major national title. She has been featured in many magazines including the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Kosovare Asllani is a Swedish professional soccer player who plays for Real Madrid and the Swedish women's national team. Asllani, nicknamed "Kosse", is an experienced forward with great speed and technique unique to her game. If you watched the 2019 Women's World Cup, you know the important role Asllani played in helping Sweden reach the final.
If you look at her Instagram page, it seems that Asllani is a typical woman of her age who enjoys brunch with friends and beautiful fashion photos. That is if you ignore the hundreds of photos of her in the field!
Rachel Daly is an English footballer who plays for West Ham United and the England national team. She is sponsored by Under Armor and Adidas and wears tons of Adidas clothing on her Instagram profile.
Daly was selected by the Houston Dash with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 College Draft. She was named Player of the Week in the first week of the season after hitting and assisting in the Dash's win over the Chicago Red Stars.
Russian high jumper Darya Klishina has won many European championships over the years and competed in the 2016 Olympics. Interestingly, her interest in sports began at the age of eight when she started playing volleyball. Influenced by her athletic father, she traded her love of athletics for the long jump at the age of 13.
In 2017, she competed as an authorized neutral at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. She won silver with a season's best of 7.00 meters, finishing just an inch behind Brittney Reese.
Although not yet a household name in tennis, Sloane Stephens is well on her way to becoming one of the best tennis players around. The American professional tennis player is currently ranked 33rd in the world by the Women's Tennis Association.
At the age of 19, she shocked viewers when she defeated the famed Serena Williams in 2013. Although she's struggled on the court, she still has a long career ahead of her and plenty of time to shine.
The Croatian basketball professional has been named the most handsome athlete in various polls; His performance garnered a lot of media attention early in his career. He explained that the attention was both flattering and annoying.
She has turned down almost every modeling offer, preferring to focus her energies on her education and career. In 2015 she married Croatian basketball player Marko Sandrić.
Brooke Mayo made her professional MMA debut at Bellator 172. Mayo did not begin her career as a fighter; She was a top-tier soccer player. She loved to run across the field and was one of the fastest on her team.
He was then diagnosed with chronic exertional compartment syndrome, an exercise-related illness that causes pain and swelling in the muscles of the arms and legs. Although she didn't expect her life to take such a drastic turn, she is glad to have overcome the obstacles and found MMA.
With 120,000 followers on Instagram, Fátima Diame is a rising star. The Spaniard has specialized in the triple jump. He represented Spain at the 2017 World Cup, although he did not reach the final.
She won bronze in the long jump at the 2015 European Junior Championships and is on her way to great things.
Sharp-eyed Ivet Lalova-Collio is a Bulgarian athlete who specializes in 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. The beautiful athlete she is the 13th fastest woman in the history of the 100 meters. At the 2004 Olympics, she finished fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m.
Although her career was put on hold due to a leg injury, she returned to the sport, winning gold at the 2012 European Athletics Championships. She has competed in the Olympic Games four times.
Diggins-Smith is an American professional basketball player for the WNBA's Pheonix Mercury. Diggins-Smith played for Notre Dame, leading them to three straight Final Fours. She finished her career at Notre Dame as No. 1 in points and steals and a two-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner.
In 2013 she signed for Roc National Sports, becoming the first female athlete to sign for the company. Later in 2013, she signed an endorsement deal with Nike.
Yulia Efimova started swimming at the age of six and was trained by her father, Andrey Yefimov. In 2011, she moved to California, where she was coached by University of Southern California head coach Dave Salo.
Efimova is a swimmer for the Russian national team, although she has faced controversy over the ban on steroids in professional sports. She is a six-time world champion and former world record holder in the 50m breaststroke.
If you don't have a favorite triple jumper, it's time to find one. Let us introduce you to Snežana Rodić, the beautiful blonde that has developed. It's not hard to understand why, right?
The Slovenian triple jumper keeps her private life a secret, although we know that she is married to the Slovenian soccer player Aleksandar Rodić.
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Jinh Hie Yu Frey is a Korean-American mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's strawweight division. Frey first gained fame when he defeated Darla Harris in an MMA fight that went viral.
He had a long list of achievements in his life, some of which had nothing to do with mixed martial arts. He graduated from high school in the top 2% of his class in three years. He then went on to earn his A.A.S. in nuclear medicine. He then went to Midwestern State University and earned a B.S. in radiological sciences. Whoops!
The beautiful Ivona Dadic is an Austrian athlete who competed in the women's heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics.
During the games, she achieved three personal bests, long jump, javelin and 800 metres, although she finished 25th overall. He started his career young and was already competing at the age of nine.
Nicknamed "Syd the Kid," Leroux is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. Leroux is a professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist who currently plays for the Orlando Pride in the NWSL. Leroux has been married to MLS player Dom Dwyer since 2014 and gave birth to their daughter in 2019.
She surprised everyone when she returned to the field just three months after giving birth. The forward has been featured in several Nike commercials and in 2013 she appeared in Nike's Winning in a Winter Wonderland commercial.
With three million followers on Instagram, Paige Spiranac is a professional golfer known as much for her social media accounts as for her game of golf. Spiranac made his professional debut in December 2015 and joined the Cactus Tour in May 2016.
He earned his first and only win of the year when he defeated an amateur golfer at Scottsdale's Orange Tree Country Club. Although he originally created his social media accounts to post animation videos, he has amassed more than two million followers as of 2018.
Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, better known as Nikki Bella, is a retired professional wrestler, entrepreneur, and reality television personality. She was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling along with her sister Brie Bella, forming the now infamous tag team The Bella Twins.
Nikki is a two-time WWE Divas Champion and holds the record for longest tenure with that prestigious title. In 2015, she was named Diva of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine, along with many other titles and awards throughout her career.
Along with her sister, Brie Bella is perhaps one of the best known professional wrestlers in the industry. Brie was a former WWE Divas Champion. In addition to her WWE Divas career, she is a reality television personality and businesswoman.
The Bella Twins appear in a whopping eleven WWE video games and have a strong presence in the industry. In 2014, she married professional wrestler Bryan Danielson, better known as Daniel Bryan.
Christen Press divides her time between the US women's soccer team and England's Manchester United. In 2010, she won the Herman Trophy as one of the best soccer players in the country.
She made her national team debut in 2013 and since then has not only scored a string of goals, but has also built a reputation for being the best of the best. In 2019 she founded a genderless lifestyle brand that sparks modern consciousness.
Being an athlete was Alysha Newman's lifelong dream and she is one of the best athletes in her category. She started her sporting life in gymnastics but she had to stop after an injury. However, that did not stop him from pursuing a sports career.
In 2018, Newman set a game record with a 4.75 in the pole vault area. He also won a gold medal at the Coastal Championships and competed in two Olympic Games. The other half of him, NFL player Anthony Chickillo, is obviously very athletic as well.
Khaddi (her real name is Victoria but she is known as Khaddi) Sagnia is a Swedish track and field athlete. She specializes in the long jump and triple jump and gracefully won a bronze medal at the 2021 indoor championships.
As a child, Khaddi was always fond of sports and competed in soccer, basketball, and taekwondo. She is currently one of the representatives of Nike and also an ambassador for Nocco Beverage and Atea.
In 2014, the beautiful Italian biathlete won a bronze medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics. She won her first individual medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Growing up, Wierer found it difficult to put parties aside and focus on sports, and she turned professional at a relatively more mature age.
2019 was one of Dorothea's best years. She was the third biathlete to win in all disciplines.
The Ethiopian long-distance runner won her silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and won an honorable gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. The world record over 1,500 meters is his with an impressive time of 3:50 minutes.
Coming from a family of athletes, Genzebe has never been a stranger to the world of sports. Her sisters, brother, aunt and cousin are prominent Olympic medalists. That family!
Valerie Loureda is a beautiful MMA fighter. She is known for winning almost every fight she takes part in and is considered one of the best fighters in the world. In 2018, Loureda turned to professional wrestling.
She is huge on social media and is known as a Cuban-American superstar. Her life is dedicated to martial arts and she is not only a very talented athlete but also absolutely beautiful.
The Australian sprinter is a professional 400 meter sprint. He comes from an athletic family and his father is a former basketball player. Now we understand when he reaches the great form of it.
As a child he played netball, but at the age of 12 he discovered the track and knew he wanted to compete there.
Fanny is a Hungarian professional tennis player. She started her career at the age of three and has been hitting the yellow ball ever since. She is not only a great player, she is also one of the most attractive players on the field.
Stoller is associated with two player games and has won multiple titles with the WTA. She is an ambassador for local and international sports brands.
Megan Anderson is the Australian MMA fighter on our list. Not only is she a featherweight star, but she's also a jiu-jitsu purple belt. She is 1.80 m tall and is considered one of the tallest in her category.
You can recognize them by the many tattoos that adorn their perfectly toned arms. In recent years she has spent her time as an interviewer, analyst and commentator.
Avril Mathie is a half Australian, half Swiss professional boxer. She began her athletic career in 2012, but she didn't limit herself to sports, and in 2014 she won a Miss Swimsuit pageant.
He currently resides in Miami, where he trains extensively. Not surprisingly, she is also a professional model and a great inspiration to others. Her Instagram account has nearly 300,000 followers who enjoy her work as a model and athlete.
Sarah Backman has won the world arm wrestling championship no less than eight times. She was born in Sweden and competed in Spirit, the Swedish version of Gladiators.
After breaking records with so many wins, he has embarked on a new path in life. She still lays down a few guns today, but also specializes in real estate.
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The apple does not fall far from the tree, and the niece does not fall far from the uncle. Cheyanne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, also has the golf ball in her blood. Her grandfather, Earl Woods, was her first trainer.
Woods is the sixth black American woman to play on the LPGA tour and believes the tournament should be made more accessible since no black woman has won it yet.
Antonija Misura is a Croatian basketball player. Also, she is a beauty. She has a rich Olympic history and is known for her fast and aggressive style on the field.
She played volleyball in her youth, but followed in her sisters' footsteps and switched to basketball. She's married to a professional basketball player, so we have a feeling her children will be quite big.
If you want to find Sally Fitzgibbons, you have to go to the beach. She is an Australian professional surfer and was voted the world's number 1 surfer in 2019. In 2022, she failed to qualify for the WSL Top Ten and competed in Division Two of the Challenger Series.
At 14 he already won the ASP Pro Junior Open. This tournament is open to all surfers under the age of 21, which means that she is again up against women much more experienced than she is. And she is also a model. She is not amazing.
This gymnast is one of the greatest of all time. Simone Biles is known for having the most world titles of any female athlete. She is also the most successful gymnast in the world for both men and women. With more gold medals than we can count, this beauty is an absolute legend.
Her nine world championship medals before high school ranked second among American gymnasts, and she has since become the most decorated gymnast, regardless of nationality, with 25 world championship medals.