21 Hot Female Athletes Who’d Make Great Valentines on Valentine’s Day
21 Hot Female Athletes Who You'd Love to be Your Valentine
Every year on February 14, people observe Saint Valentine’s Day, or Valentine’s Day as we know it. On that day, it is customary that people exchange cards, letters, gifts, candy or even flowers with that special “valentine.”
The day of love, as Valentine’s Day is referred to, got its name from a Christian martyr named Valentinus and dates back to the fifth century, but the celebration did not gain any romantic connotation until the 14th century in Chaucer’s poetry about “Valentines.”
So, here we are in the 21st century, and the day has a very different meaning now from what it meant back then. But what if you're a male sports fan who doesn't have the special someone to give that special gift to on Valentine's Day?
Well, don't fret, because I've got you covered. There are plenty of hot women out there in the in the sports world, and in an ideal-world scenario, you'd have one of them as your Valentine. Now, the world isn't ideal so I don't actually encourage any of you to follow these beautiful women around their world travels because that might lead to a whole different kind of Valentine's Day for you behind bars, but if you can get a hold of their agency ... maybe a nice card won't hurt?
Anyway, here are the 21 Hot Female Athletes Who You'd Love to be Your Valentine.
21. Claire Bidez
This blonde beauty is Clair Bidez. She's a halfpipe specialist from Colorado. In 2010, she appeared in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue
20. Julie Zetlin
This rhythmic gymnast is Julie Zetlin. I don't know what rhythmic gymnastics is either, so don't feel bad. Just appreciate that Zetlin is on this list.
19. Anastasia Ashley
This super hot surfer is Anastasia Ashley. She's one of the most decorated surfers, and was nominated by PETA as the Sexiest Vegetarian Alive. Unfortunately, she didn't win.
18. Alicia Sacramone
This hot Olympian is Alicia Sacramone. She took home the silver medal in gymnastics at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
17. Amanda Furrer
This all American, rifle toting hottie is Amanda Furrer. She's an award winning marksman who took home the bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.
16. Amy Williams
This English beauty is former Olympic gold medalist Amy Williams. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she broke the record for women's skeleton, twice.
15. Leryn Franco
A Paraguayan model and Olympic athlete, Leryn Franco became an internet sensation during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
14. Kelly Kelly
This blonde bombshell is Barbie Blank, aka Kelly Kelly. She’s best known for her time with the WWE, where she was a one-time WWE Divas Champion.
13. Hope Solo
A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Hope Solo has been the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s goalkeeper since 2000.
12. Skylar Diggins
Not gonna lie, Skylar Diggins needs to drop Lil Wayne and come hang out with me this Valentine’s Day.
11. Danica Patrick
This all-American girl who loves fast cars and is regarded as the most successful woman in the history of American racing doesn’t need an introduction, but in case you don’t know who she is, her name is Danica Patrick.
10. Kiira Korpi
A Finnish figure skater, Kiira Korpi, hasn't won a gold medal yet, but if I were handing out gold medals for Valentine’s Day, she’d definitely take one home.
9. Ronda Rousey
This American mixed martial artist is Ronda Rousey. She is the first and current UFC women’s bantamweight champion.
8. Candace Parker
I can’t even tell you how long I've liked Candace Parker. I think she had me when she became the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament ... or maybe it was when she first woman to dunk twice in one game.
7. Michelle Waterson
This is Michelle Waterson, who also happens to be a mixed martial artist.
6. Maria Sharapova
As of January 6, 2014, the Women’s Tennis Association has Maria Sharapova ranked no. 5 in the world.
5. Lolo Jones
This American track and field/bobsled athlete is Lolo Jones. She’s representing the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
4. Anna Kournikova
Now retired, but never forgotten Anna Kournikova is still one of the hottest female athletes in my opinion.
3. Stephanie Rice
This 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics three-time gold medal winner is Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice.
2. Silje Norendal
This Norwegian bombshell whose name is Silje Norendal might be the hottest Olympian at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
1. Alex Morgan
Just look at her, I think you’ll understand why Alex Morgan is No. 1 on my list of hot female athletes you'd love to be your valentine.