Women, despite their impressive performances, often get disregarded and overlooked in sports. There are many reasons for this state of affairs, but we will not go into detail here. Our goal is to focus on the positive side: incredible feats and accomplishments that speak volumes on their own. With their breakthrough success, they rightfully earned their place in people’s hearts and history books. In fact, they raised the bar for everyone seeking to enter these disciplines or competitive sports in general. So, here are the most famous of them all, the best of the best.
Sports have seen a revolution in the way women have not only started arriving on the fields and grounds but have literally owned the games. They are killing the competitions with their swift attacks, speedy moves, muscular strength, and strategic athleticism.
Top 10 Hottest Female Olympians:
- Jacqueline Carvalho – Volleyball (Brazil)
- Serena Williams – Tennis (USA)
- Aly Raisman – Gymnastics (USA)
- Shelina Zadorsky – Soccer (Canada)
- Ellen Hoog – Field Hockey (Netherland)
- Natasha Hastings – Sprinter (USA)
- Darya Klishina – Long Jump (Russia)
- Emma Coburn – Track and Field (USA)
- Amber Hill – Shooting (Great Britain)
- Kassidy Cook – Diving (USA)
Our list of hottest female athletes is next:
- Miesha Tate – MMA
- Alex Morgan – Soccer
- Caroline Wozniacki – Tennis
- Hilary Knight – Hockey
- Danica Patrick – Racing
- Mikaela Shiffrin – Skiing
- Katie Ledecky – Swimming
- Chloe Kim – Snowboarding
- Serena Williams – Tennis
- Simone Biles – Gymnastics
- Gabby Douglas – Gymnastic
- Saina Nehwal – Badminton
- Lindsey Vonn – Alpine Skiing
- Ding Ning – Table Tennis
- Lolo Jones – Hurdler and Bobsledder
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee – Track and Field Athlete
- Lexi Thomson – Golf
- Tessa Virtue – Figure Skating
- Kerri Walsh Jennings – Beach Volleyball
- Bonnie Blair – Speed Skating
- Laila Ali – Boxer
- Yelena Isinbayeva – Pole Vaulter
Many renowned scholarship writers acknowledge that these women are creating a foundation for future women athletes to climb on and fight for the top positions in sports. So, here are the top 22 fierce females, who ace their games and offer hardcore gym goals for the young men and women out there:
1. Miesha Tate – MMA
Miesha Tate is a fierce mixed martial artist competing and beating others in the UFC. If you take her to be just another pretty face, it is probably because you were living under a rock. Tate is popular for her grappling abilities and powerful fights in the ring. She initiated her professional MMA career in the year of 2007 and came out victorious in the bantamweight championship in 2009. Her popularity exponentially grew in 2011, when she grabbed the title of the Strikeforce bantamweight championship for women. She showed great double legged takedown abilities and was extensively skilled in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The dictionary should probably consider changing the word “fierce” with “Miesha Tate”!
2. Alex Morgan – Soccer
Morgan has been fundamental in raising the bar for the rosters in women’s soccer teams, playing all around the world. She has been representing the U.S. women’s national soccer team for about two decades and has also gained heaps of experience while playing for 5 different professional teams.
Also, she was featured on the extremely famous FIFA video game series’ 2015 cover and was the first woman to be gracing it.
3. Caroline Wozniacki – Tennis
Caroline had proved herself way back in 2010 when she achieved the world no. 1 ranking in women’s tennis. The tennis champion from Denmark has been able to carve her special place amongst the top tennis players worldwide and has been named as the 4th highest grosser of all times, with assets worth over $30 million! She has been crowned with a record of winning the most singles titles to be held by a WTA player during the years 2008 to 2011, with the total winning of thirty singles titles. With her victory at the 2018 Australian open, she grabbed back her no. 1 ranking.
4. Hilary Knight – Hockey
Knight has been playing terrifically on the field right from her collegiate days. She is known to hit laser-like shots, directed straight to the net without breaking a sweat. The spectators have been witnessing this since she played the NCAA Champion Wisconsin Badgers. She has been awarded nine medals in IIHF World Women’s Championships, of which 7 are gold. She also came out to lead the women’s hockey team of USA to 3 important Olympic finals out of which, two brought back silvers (2014, 2010) and the third brought back to gold (2018).
5. Danica Patrick – Racing
Even though Patrick walked out of her professional racing career, recently in February 2018; her participation in the sport has been extremely memorable and influential. She brought back a plethora of laurels back.
To begin with, after joining NASCAR in 2010 she was the first woman to be racing in the Sprint cup of 2013 on a full-time basis. Sadly, she couldn’t secure the 1st place in finishing but, Patrick still tops the women’s list in racing because she grabbed Top 10 finishes thrice in her career. Her legacy can be best read about from here.
6. Mikaela Shiffrin – Skiing
Shiffrin has set her foot quite firmly in the list of top female athletes in skiing. At a tender age of 22, she has already completed her 2nd trip to the popular winter Olympics and had competed in the PyeongChang Games, 2018.
She secured a gold medal in the 2014-women’s slalom race in the Olympics and later taking a silver medal home in the 2018- giant slalom.
From her participation in the world championships, Shiffrin was able to secure 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal. If her performance continues to be as spectacular as it is today, she will soon have to dig a huge cave to store-in all her medals!
7. Katie Ledecky – Swimming
Ledecky is here to leave a mark. It seems as if her eyes on the medals one by one and hustles hard until she achieves it. Her participation in the Olympics, Pan Pacific championship, and world championships have already built up a pool of 24 gold medals and 2 silver medals! And, did I tell you that she was only 21 years old?
8. Chloe Kim – Snowboarding
The 18-year-old girl is already being called a ‘legend’ in the community of snowboarders. She is a native of southern California and has been killing the game since the first time she competed, in 2014 Winter X Games where she grabbed a shining silver medal. Since then, Kim has put hands on five more medals in which four are gold while one is bronze. Recently in the 2018 Winter Olympics, she grabbed another gold even after it being her first-ever participation in the Olympics.
9. Serena Williams – Tennis
The list would have been incomplete without mentioning the Tennis queen herself. Once Serena steps onto the tennis court, there’s no one that can stop her. If we leave out the humongous amounts of endorsements that Serena has done throughout her blasting career, her net worth comes to roughly around $85 million which is just an account of her prize money. Another mind-boggling fact about her is that she is soon to hit her 1000th win in the category of professional singles and doubles matches!
10. Simone Biles – Gymnastics
The American sportswoman has been rocking the world of gymnastics by sweeping out the majority of medals! She has won seventeen national championships out of which 11 are gold. In the two Pacific Rim Championships she participated, she had secured 2 gold. She aced the world championships as well; with fourteen wins in total, out of which 10 were gold. She also has 4 Olympic gold in her bag! All these laurels were secured by Biles even before she turned 21! Isn’t that amazing?
11. Gabby Douglas – Gymnastic
One of the most lauded artistic gymnasts of all time, Gabby deserves her place on any “best of” list. First of all, she holds several world records. Secondly, this outstanding woman is 2012 Olympic all-around champion and 2015 World all-around silver medalist. Not only that but she is also the first African American to attain the former title. Add to that other Olympics, AT&T American Cup, and World Championship accolades and you see why she is the cream of the crop. We also have to notice that she captivates with her looks— tastes differ, but she is easily one of the sexiest sports women around.
12. Saina Nehwal – Badminton
The best indication of how good Saina is at badminton is the career-threatening knee injury she suffered in 2016, on Rio Olympics. Believe it or not, only months after the surgery, she was back on tracks. To be more precise, she won a bronze medal at 2017 World Championship. Then, after a while, she stepped up her game and started mopping opponents again. The peak of her career came next year, when she was instrumental in India winning 2018 Commonwealth Games. That is just one of many reasons why Saina ranks high in Female World Fame 100. Even a biopic is in production, which we cannot wait to see. Her results and commitment are just commendable.
13. Lindsey Vonn – Alpine Skiing
Vonn is one of the most recognizable women athletes of today. She is also one of the only two skiers to win four World Cup overall championships (in the period from 2008 to 2012) and one of the few to win World Cup races in all five alpine skiing disciplines. She also won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Olympics, which was the first title for an American woman ever. And when she grabbed her 20th World Cup crystal globe in 2016, she hit the all-time record among both woman and men. Unfortunately, injuries have set her back lately, but that does not diminish her importance and past achievements. We hope we have not seen the last of prime Lindsey.
14. Ding Ning – Table Tennis
If you don’t know who this lady is, well, it is high time to change that. She was a member of the golden Chinese team at 2012 London Olympics and she also grabbed a silver medal in singles. Moreover, she won 2011, 2015, and 2017 World Table Championships in singles. The list of trophies goes on and encompasses things like the 2011 and 2014 World Cup. It is difficult to even count all the medals and accolades she amassed over the years. According to recent estimates, she is the most popular table tennis player in China, with millions of followers on social media.
15. Lolo Jones – Hurdler and Bobsledder
This woman is a rather unique example of an athlete flatting competition in two sports. In Lolo’s case, we are talking about hurdling and bobsled. And so that there is no mistake we have to underline something. These disciplines are quite different and mastering both a rather daunting task. Among her most prized titles is the golden medal at the 2008 World Athletics Final and World Indoor Championships. Also, she had two appearances in Summer Olympics (2008 and 2012) and Winter Olympics. That makes her one of the few to ever pull off such a thing in the history of women sport.
16. Jackie Joyner-Kersee – Track and Field Athlete
In the area of track and field athletes, legendary Joyner-Kersee Jackie reigns supreme. She had a gold-studded career in the heptathlon and long jump, still holding certain records in them. Sport Illustrated for women declared her the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century, which is something few would dare to dispute. Today, she is a philanthropist foundation owner and advocate for racial equality, women rights, and children education. I would say she is the paragon of an athlete with a broader and higher mission than just raking in money and winning medals.
17. Lexi Thomson – Golf
One cannot find enough words to praise Lexi Thomson’s golf career, which is already teeming with milestones. She qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open when she was only 12, which means she is the youngest ever golfer to do it. By the age of 15, she was officially golf pro. That is pretty crazy, right? Well, that was just the beginning of a prolific journey. The next year, she broke LPGA record and soon the first major title came— 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship. With years ahead of here (Lexi is only 23), she is poised to tap into more prize money and snatch a bunch of awards.
18. Tessa Virtue – Figure Skating
Canadian ice dancer Tessa Virtue is the world’s most successful Olympian athlete in figure skating. She ascended to the throne at Pyeongchang Olympics. There, she stole the show with her partner, dancing to the famous “Moulin Rouge”. The act set the internet on fire and people started wondering whether the two are a couple in real life. The answer came on Ellen DeGeneres show and it is no. Since then, Tessa has been touring around Canada with Stars on Ice. She even hung out with Drake at Raptors game, establishing herself as a true celebrity. We expect her to reach new sports and fame heights in the following years.
19. Kerri Walsh Jennings – Beach Volleyball
Kerri is undeniably the face of not just the U.S. but also global beach volleyball. She has 133 victories and three Olympic medals under her belt, which gives her the title of the absolute leader in career wins. Many would agree that she was, together with Misty Tay-Treanor, the part of the best volleyball team ever to play. She also had a winning streak of 113 matches at one point, the feat that is hard to believe someone will top. People may also know here from the small screen and TV shows like CSI: Miami, Hell’s Kitchen, and Celebrity Wife Swap. She is certainly one of the hottest female athletes around.
20. Bonnie Blair – Speed Skating
Perhaps the best speed skater of all time, Bonnie has an insane amount of awards and titles. Let us just mention eight Olympic gold medals, four silver, and three bronze. Yes, that is enough to join the most decorated Olympic athletes and various Halls of Fame (Chicagoland, Wisconsin Athletic, and United States Olympic). Although she retired more than two decades ago, she left a mark on a sport that will last for all eternity. She has been working as a motivational speaker since then and helped numerous people find their way in life and become better at sports.
21. Laila Ali – Boxer
Laila had the spotlight on her from a young age. After all, she is a daughter of a legendary heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and his third wife. Over the course of her prolific career, she remained undefeated, holding WBC, WIBA, IWBF, IBA super middleweight, and IWBF light heavyweight titles. That makes her one of the most successful female boxers ever to fight in the boxing ring. Outside it, she sparks attention, due to her looks and demeanor. She is one of those athletes that combine incredible talent and irresistible sexiness. Beyond everything else, she must have made her father the proudest man.
22. Yelena Isinbayeva – Pole Vaulter
Female athletes have no attention of lingering in the shadow of their male counterparts. They are a dominant force in sports on a global scale and one of best proofs of this is Yelena Isinbayeva, one of the most successful athletic women. She is deemed the greatest female pole vaulter of all time and for good reasons too. Namely, she is two-times Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Champion, being major title and record-holder on multiple occasions. Many will remember when she became the first woman to surpass the five-meter barrier in 2005. Her current world record is 5.06 meters outdoors, set in Zurich 2009. We are still waiting for someone to best that.
With the dynamic shift in the domination of female athletes in a number of sports, there is new niche carved for the aspiring young sportswomen.
People are looking up to these female athletes for their gym inspirations, daily motivations or just casual sassy slaying!