Top 20 Sexiest Women in Sports

 

 

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​Since the advent of Title IX into law in 1972 dictated that all public high schools and universities have the same amount of male and female sporting teams, there has been a boom in the promotion and prominence of female athletes. In the time between 1972 and now we have seen womens sports go from an afterthought to sitting on our television sets, with events such as the Olympic basketball, soccer and track and field events gaining specifically large promotion.

The result of female sports gaining more promotion in the mainstream has been that both male and female viewers have seen women athletes come into the public spectrum for the first time. While for females this has been a very significant thing in that it has brought a role model that can be related to in the sporting world, it can easily be seen that the impact on males has been much different.

What the rise of female athletes has done from many males is provide another avenue of attractive females to look at. No longer are the most attractive women in the world exclusively models or actresses, but now they can be athletes as well. For men the result is that there are now additional sex figures in the world that grace the pages of magazines such as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, ESPN The Body Issue and the like.

While the editions of these two articles do a significant job of getting together a good group of attractive female athletes within their pages, they are often limited by who is willing to pose for their cameras. Having this limitation in mind we have compiled a list of the 20 sexiest women in sports, with no limitations from holding ourselves back.

Enjoy!

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20. Sophie Horn

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Photo Courtesy of Sophie Horn's Official Facebook Page

Sophie Horn is a professional golfer that has truly gained much more fame for her exploits off the links than on them. Since 2010, she has served as GQ's golf expert, and has released calenders showing off her figure, which is quite impressive.

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19. Blair O'Neal

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Blair O'Neal is a golfer that received the highlights of her career when at Arizona State University, as she won two championships for longest drive. Since these championships, O'Neal has gained many appearances in magazines and on television, even being named in Sports Illustrated's list of the 50 sexiest female athletes of all-time in 2008.

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18. Gina Carano

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Photo Courtesy of Gina Carano's Official Facebook page

Gina Carano was a pioneer of female participation in MMA, as she participated in the first ever sanctioned fight between two females in 2006. Since then, she has compiled a 7-1 record, while also gaining roles in films such as Fast and Furious 6 and In the Blood in 2013.

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17. Ana Ivanovic

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Photo Courtesy of Ana Ivanovic's Official Facebook Page

Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian tennis player, who has had an extensive career on the WTA Tour. During her time on this tour, Ivanovic has won the French Open in 2008 and ranked as high as 50 on the world rankings. On top of this moderate success, she has received accolades for her stunning looks.

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16. Ronda Rousey

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Photo Courtesy of Ronda Rousey's Official Facebook Page

With a perfect 7-0 record, there is no doubting that Ronda Rousey is one of the best fighters in UFC history, regardless of sex. What can also not be doubted is that Rousey is incredibly attractive, which has gained her inclusion on the cover of the 2012 ESPN The Magazine Body issue and in Maxim's September 2013 issue.

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15. Allyson Felix

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Photo Courtesy of Allyson Felix's Official Facebook Page

Allyson Felix is an incredibly successful American track-and-field competitor, which has been exemplified from her total of four gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 summer Olympics. At 27, the sprinter is likely heading towards the end of her wonderful career, although she will likely have a future in modelling upon retirement.

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14. Antonija Misura

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Photo Courtesy of Antonija Misura's Official Facebook Page

Antonija Misura is a basketball player for Croatia's National Team, whom she represented at the 2012 Olympics in London. Off the court, she has received accolades as one of the most attractive female basketball players in the world, with many touting her as the most attractive female basketball competitor at the 2012 Olympics.

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13. Maria Sharapova

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Photo Courtesy of Maria Sharapova's Official Facebook Page

Maria Sharapova is one of the most successful female tennis players of the last decade, as she completed the career Grand Slam from 2004-12. The Russian has become widely known throughout the world for these accolades, which have helped to ensure that nearly all males around the world how stunningly attractive she is.

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12. Sydney Leroux

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Sydney Leroux is a striker for the Boston Breakers and U.S. Women's National Team, and has gained a great rate of success for both squads. In terms of team success, Leroux's career has been highlighted by a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, and has gained large stardom for her attractiveness via Instagram.

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11. Angela Rypien

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Photo Courtesy of Angela Rypien's Official Facebook Page

Angela Rypien is the daughter of former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien and also is a quarterback in the Lingerie Football League for the Baltimore Charm. While playing in the LFL, she has become gained a reputation as a fierce competitor and arguably the league's most attractive player.

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10. Natalie Gulbis

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Natalie Gulbis has been on the LPGA Tour since 2002, compiling three tournament wins during this time. While on the court, she has arguably gained more acclaim for her looks than actual play, as she has incredible looks.

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9. Meghan Hardin

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Photo Courtesy of Meghan Hardin's Officlal Facebook Page

Meghan Hardin is a professional golfer on the Cactus Tour and has also appeared on Golf Channel's Big Break Atlantis. While you may be asking what exactly the Cactus Tour is, after looking at Hardin it is likely you will not really care anymore.

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8. Michelle Jenneke

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Photo Courtesy of Michelle Jenneke's Instagram

Michelle Jenneke is a sprinter for Australia, where her best exploits on the track have came on the junior circuit. Outside of the track, she has gained stardom for appearing in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and ranking 10th on Ask.com's list of the 99 Most Desirable Women in 2013.

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7. Paula Creamer

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Photo Courtesy of Paula Creamer's Official Facebook Page

Paula Creamer has been a member of the LPGA Tour since 2005, compiling 10 wins including the U.S. Women's Open in 2010. When off the course Creamer has gained a large group of endorsements, which has helped to grow her personal brand and promote her attractive looks.

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6. Alex Morgan

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Alex Morgan is a striker for Portland Thorns FC and the U.S. Women's National Team, where she has gained a reputation as one of the best forwards in the world. Success on the pitch has helped Morgan to gain a reputation as one of the most popular female athletes in the world, which has helped her gain entry into the 2013 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue.

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5. Anastasia Ashley

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Anastasia Ashely is a professional surfer on the Pro Surf Tour, where she has became one of the most successful members on the tour. Outside of the water Ashley has gained a reputation as one of the sexiest female athletes in the world today.

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4. Anna Semenovich

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Anna Semenovich first gained her fame as a ice dancer at the 1998 and 2000 World Championships, which helped to gain notoriety for her looks. Since this fame on her attractiveness began Semenovich has established a singing career in Europe and appeared in numerous magazine spreads.

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3. Sara Galimberti

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Photo Courtesy of Sara Galimberti's Official Facebook Page

Sara Galimberti has been moderately successful in track and field for Italy, but her biggest exploits have came from modeling. Galimberti was named Miss Italy in 2009, and gained mass fame throughout the social media world for her stunning figure from top to bottom.

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2. Leryn Franco

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Leryn Franco is a Paraguayan model and participant in the javelin throw for track and field. In terms of modeling Franco has appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and numerous other photo shoots, while she has also participated in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

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1. Alana Blanchard

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Photo Courtesy of Alana Blanchard's Official Facebook Page

Alana Blanchard has been surfing on the ASP Tour since 2005, during which time she has gained a reputation as one of the most attractive women in the world. This attractiveness has helped Blanchard gain a spot as a main promoter of Rip Curl bikinis, and looks certain to gain her other modeling gigs going forward.


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