The Summer Games are upon us and athletes from around the world have descended upon Beijing in the hopes of securing Gold for their country. Here at Spike we’re taking a slightly different look at the female athletes who strive for excellence with our list of the hottest athletes at this year’s games. Find out who will take gold in our look at the top 10 hottest olympic athletes competing in Beijing.
#10 Dana Hussein Abdul-Razzaq (Iraq)
The 21 year old runner is from politically hot Iraq. She almost didn’t make the Beijing games after the International Olympic Committee put a ban on Iraq competing. Luckily for her the ban was lifted and she will race in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprint events. She is the only athlete on the Iraqi team to actually train in Iraq and she feels that sports is a way to "unify the Iraqi people--no Sunnis, no Shiites, just sport for the country."
#9 Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia)
Yelena is considered the best female pole vaulter in history. She is the first female athlete to clear a metric barrier of 5 meteres and she currently holds the world record, clearing 5.04 meters in Monaco. She is as famous in Russia as tennis ace Maria Sharapova. She’s is incredibly muscular and has an amazing booty.
#8 Allyson Felix (USA)
Nicknamed “Chicken Legs” at high school Allyson didn’t discover her talent for running until the 9th grade. Ten weeks after her first tryout she finished 7th out of 200 at the California State Championship. Allyson believes her speed is a gift from God saying My faith is the reason I run - it calms my heart and makes everything feel like a lift. My speed is definitely a gift from Him, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, He allows me to do it." Watch out for her in the 200 meter sprint, which she won at last year’s World Championship.
#7 Dominka Kopcik (Canada)
Synchronized swimmer Dominika Kopcik has been “dancing” in the water since grade 3. The 19 year old native Canadian also works as a model. She believes “You can accomplish anything you set your mind to, there are no goals too big.” With determination like this, she may be modeling some gold in Beijing.
#6 Blanka Vlasic (Croatia)
Blanca was named by her father after the film Casablanca. As of 2007 she is the world’s top ranked high jumper. Only two other females in history have jumped higher than her. The incredibly tall (she’s 6 foot 4) athlete is known for her striking pose after clearing a height and some for nude personal photos (NSFW) that were leaked online.
#5 Stephanie Rice (Australia)
World record holder Stephanie Rice is the darling of Australian swimming. She used to date fellow World record holder Eamon Sullivan, however they recently broke up right before travelling to Beijing. Stephanie’s sweetheart image was sallied a little when a series of private Facebook photos were showing her partying as a sexy policewoman were leaked to the tabloids. Watch her as she duels with Katie Hoff in the pool.
#4 Logan Tom (USA)
This was tough. Every female beach volley ball player should be on this list. This sport is amazing and it’s no wonder it’s so popular. Logan Tom has appeared at both the Sydney and Athens Olympics. Now she’s gearing up for her 3rd. Logan was raised in Utah but is of Chinese-Hawaiian descent.
#3 Lu Xuan (China)
BRONZE: Technically Gymnast Lu Xuan is not competing in the Beijing Olympics but she’s hot, a native of China and it feels inappropriate to put up images of 13 year old girls in spandex. So Xuan represents the beauty of China and Gymnastics. Thanks you Lu!!
#2 Amanda Beard (USA)
SILVER: Amanda Beard is the poster child for hot Olympic athletes. She won a bunch of gold medals, posed for Playboy and will compete at her 4th Olympics in Beijing. What a champion in every sense of the word.
#1 Bia and Branca Feres (Brazil)
GOLD: These Brazilian twins are double the trouble and double the fun. The synchronized swimming duo is poised to take the gold this year (they’ve already taken my heart). When they are not dancing in the water they are dancing together on photo shoots. Don’t believe me, check out this video of them in action.