25 Hot Female Athletes to Watch At Sochi 2014 Olympics
Hot Women In the Olympics
With 2014 now here, there is only a little more than two months until the 2014 Olympic Games kick off in Sochi, Russia. For athletes, fans and media alike, this means a race to be prepared for the events that are surely going to captivate people around the world, and for good reason. Simply put, there is nothing more exciting and enthralling than the Olympics, which place nations, athletes and sports into a melting pot that is impossible to look away from.
When the Olympics begin this February, there will likely also be another thing that will be hard to look away from, and that is female athletes. There are a number of incredibly attractive women will that grace Sochi, and it is hard to imagine a larger stage for these women get to participate on than the Olympics.
Having hot female athletes in mind and the Olympic events coming up soon, I have decided to blend the two and provide a list of the top 25 hot female athletes to watch. Each of these women is a near lock to compete in Sochi, and could pass as a model if not for their sporting exploits. They are all sure bets to wow crowds of men around the world.
Surely, there will be some on this list that some will disagree with and others that should be added, so I encourage you to leave a comment with this suggestion. Open-ended discussion is always encouraged, and I can not wait to hear what the readers have to say on this topic.
25. Allison Baver
Allision Baver is an American short track speed skater who will look to improve off of a bronze medal at the 2010 Olympics.
24. Amanda Kessel
Amanda Kessel is a women's hockey player for the United States and will be entering her first Olympics in 2014. The forward will be expected to provide a scoring punch for the Americans and has a good chance at picking up a gold medal.
23. Anna Fenninger
Anna Fenninger is an Austrian alpine ski racer who will head into the 2014 Olympic Games in search of her first career Olympic medal. Attaining this will be exceptionally difficult, but getting attention for her looks will not be so hard for Fenninger.
22. Tina Maze
Tina Maze is a Slovenian alpine ski racer who won two silver medals at the 2010 Olympics and will look to break through to win a gold medal in 2014.
21. Ashley Wagner
Ashley Wagner is an American figure skater who will be entering her first Olympic Games in 2014 fresh off of a gold medal at the 2013 U.S. Championships. This will likely provide her a boost of confidence and a medal at the very least.
20. Julie Chu
Julie Chu is a hockey player for the United States, and she will be looking to guide the country to its first gold medal in women's hockey since 1998. As one of the best female hockey players in the world, the onus will be on Chu to deliver in order for the team to reach this goal.
19. Torah Bright
Torah Bright is an Australian snowboarder who won a gold medal in the half-pipe at the 2010 Olympics and will look to do so again in 2014.
18. Anni Friesinger
Anni Friesinger is a German speed skater who will be entering her fifth consecutive Olympics in 2014, and she will be looking to win a third straight gold medal. At 36-years-old, this could be her last chance to win a medal, although she will certainly have a chance to make money modeling.
17. Sarah Hendrickson
Sarah Hendrickson is an American ski jumper who won a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships. The 2014 Olympic games will be Hendrickson's first, and it would be hard to bet against her riding the momentum from a World Championship gold medal to another medal in Sochi.
16. Chemmy Alcott
Chemmy Alcott is a British alpine ski racer who participates in all five disciplines of the sport, and is the undoubted queen of skiing in the UK.
15. Mikaela Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin is an American alpine ski racer who is the reigning World Champion in the slalom, and she will look to ride that momentum to win a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics. As a relatively young rider, Shiffrin will be getting her first shot on the big stage in Sochi, and I expect her to take full advantage of this.
14. Yuna Kim
Yuna Kim is a South Korean figure skater who won a gold medal in 2010 in the Women's Single event and will again be a favorite to win this competition in 2014.
13. Julia Mancuso
Julia Mancuso is an American alpine ski racer who has won a gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2006 Olympics and a silver medal in downhill and combined at the 2010 Olympics. Expect her to be one of the favorites heading into 2014.
12. Lacy Schnoor
Lacy Schnoor is an American freestyle skier who will go into the 2014 Olympics looking to improve on a ninth-place finish at the 2010 Olympics.
11. Gretchen Bleiler
Gretchen Bleiler is an American snowboarder who participates in the half-pipe competition, and has previously won a silver medal at the 2006 Olympics. She will look to improve upon this performance in 2014, and I expect her to gain a large following for her looks during this run.
10. Anna Sidorova
Anna Sidorova is a curler for Russia, and will enter 2014 as an Olympic veteran after previously having participated in the 2010 Olympics.
9. Kaitlyn Farrington
Kaitlyn Farrington is an American snowboarder who competes in the half-pipe and will look to improve upon a fourth-place finish at the 2013 World Championships to medal at the 2014 Olympics. Farrington somewhat of an unknown, but I expect that to change when people see how attractive she is.
8. Lolo Jones
After previously competing in the summer Olympics as a track-and-field athlete, Lolo Jones will head into 2014 with the U.S. bobsled team.
7. Kiira Korpa
Kiira Korpa is a Finnish figure skater who will be heading to Sochi fresh off of a second-place finish at the European championships. This excellent finish should provide Korpa with a great shot at picking up an Olympic medal.
6. Alissa Czisny
Alissa Czisny is an American figure skater who will be heading to Sochi with an eye towards winning her first Olympic medal. As one of the best figure skaters in the world, Czisny will be a favorite to pick up a medal.
5. Alexandra Jekova
Alexandra Jekova is a Bulgarian snowboarder who participates in the snowboard cross and giant parallel slalom competitions. During the 2010 Olympics, Jekova was Bulgaria's flag-bearer and turned heads with her looks.
4. Hannah Teter
Hanah Teter is an American snowboarder who participates in the half-pipe competition, and won a gold medal in the event at the 2006 Olympics. She also won a bronze medal in 2010. This has made Teter supremely successful, and many eyes will be on her heading into 2014.
3. Clair Bidez
Clair Bidez is an American professional snowboarder who specializes in the half-pipe and has also gained a large following for her modeling exploits.
2. Silje Norendal
Silje Norendal is a professional snowboarder from Norway who normally specializes in the Slopestyle competition, and will likely do so again at Sochi. Even if Norendal does not win a medal, expect her to gain a ton of attention for being one of the hottest women at the Olympics.
1. Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn is an alpine skier who previously won a gold medal in downhill and a bronze medal in the Super-G at the 2010 Olympics. In 2014, she will go to Sochi looking to defend these titles and bring a few medals back to the United States. Vonn was included in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and placed number 59 on the Maxim Hot 100 List.