Female athletes can be downright beautiful.
Just because the female athletes play as tough as a guy doesn’t mean they look manly. These fine women are not only tough as nails and super sporty, but also comfortable in their female skin.
10. Hope Solo
Hope Solo may be one of the most memorable names in American soccer, as she’s been in the news a lot for both her sports endeavors and her personal issues.
9. Rachel Wray
Now you have to admit, a cheerleader in a boxing ring doesn’t sound very threatening at all. But former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray proved that she could play with the big boys when she turned her attention to the MMA.
8. Skylar Diggins
This beauty is not only known for rocking a bikini for Sport’s Illustrated, but for also being the second in WNBA in scoring. She also became an All-Star for the first time in her career.
7. Michelle Jenneke
Although Michelle Jenneke is only 21, she has won Olympic medals in Summer Youth Games. For most of the year, she’s found on the track practicing her hurdling. Other times, she can be found modeling.
6. Michelle Waterson
It’s not surprising that the gorgeous Michelle Waterson started out modeling after she graduated from high school. But proving that she’s a lot more than just a pretty face, Waterson has risen to fame as an MMA fighter.
5. Angela Rypien
As a quarterback of Seattle Mist, Angela Rypien is one of the most popular players in the Legends Football League. Her Instagram account contains many scantily clad photos, including those both in and out of her football uniform.
4. Anna Rawson
It probably comes as no surprise that Anna Rawson started out as a model. But she surprised everyone when she went on to start her golfing career in 1999. Rawson won plenty of amateur competitions that led her to become a member of the Australian National Squad.
3. Ronda Rousey
Now, meet the most popular woman ever to grace the Octagon. Known for her ripped body and her incredible strength and agility, Rousey is world renowned for her martial arts skills. She is the perfect combination of strength and beauty.
2. Antonija Misura
Antonija Misura is regularly ranked as being one of the most beautiful women in sports. However, she is also a Croatian professional basketball player who plays for the Toulouse Metropole Basket.
1. Leryn Franco
Another Olympic athlete, Franco is a pretty good javelin thrower. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Franco became an Internet sensation due to her excellent javelin skills. It would surprise many to know that Leryn is actually 32 years.
These girls really kick ass in the world of sports.