10 Hottest Female Athletes of the 2012 Olympics

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While millions of global viewers are currently watching the 2012 Olympics and cheering for their respective nations, there are also millions of men who are gawking at the surplus of female athletes.

Sure. They are incredibly talented and athletic, but many of them are also incredibly hot. While many of these beautiful women will be competing for the Gold, Silver, or Bronze, we’re just focused on their looks. It was a difficult task narrowing down this list, but here are the 10 hottest female athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

10. Jessica Ennis

Proudly representing this year’s host nation, Jessica Ennis is a track-and-field athlete specializing in multi-eventing disciplines and 100-meter hurdles. Born in Sheffield, England on January 28, 1986, she has been the No. 1 ranked heptathlete for the past three years in the world.

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9. Francesca Piccinini

Born on January 10, 1979 in Massa, Francesca Piccinini has represented Italy during the 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics. She also won the gold medal at the 2002 World Championship in Germany for volleyball and appeared naked in a calendar published by the Italian magazine Men’s Health in 2004.

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8. Stephanie Rice

Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice has already set the world record in the 400-meter women’s individual medley and won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and she’s only 24. She was born on June 17, 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland.

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7. Jacqueline Carvalho

Jacqueline Carvalho is a Brazilian volleyball player who was born on December 31, 1983 in Rio de Janeiro. Besides participating in the Olympics, she was named Best Receiver at the 2006 World Championship in Japan, won the silver medal and Best Spiker award at the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix, and was part of the National Team who won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Mexico.

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6. Ana Ivanovic

Born on November 6, 1987 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Ana Ivanovic is recently ranked 12th on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings and has has won 11 WTA Tour singles titles.

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5. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was born in Nyagan, Russia on April 19, 1987 and is currently the world’s No. 3 tennis player. She has 27 career titles and four grand slam victories and is making her Olympics debut in 2012.

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4. Fatima Moreira de Melo

Fatima Moreira de Melo is a Dutch field hockey player who was a part of the Dutch squad that won the 2006 Women’s Hockey World Cup, the 2007 Champions Trophy, and a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She was born on July 4, 1978 in Rotterdam.

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3. Daniela Hantuchova

Born on April 23, 1983 in Poprad, Czechoslovak, Daniela Hantuchova is a Slovakian tennis player who has won five WTA titles and was recently featured in the ESPN bodies issue.

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2. Leryn Franco

Leryn Franco has been often dubbed the hottest female athlete following the 2008 Olympics. This Paraguayan model and athlete specializes in the javelin throw and was also the runner up to the 2006 Miss Universo Paraguay contest.

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1. Team USA Soccer Team

Is this cheating? Absolutely. But how could we not give props to a team that includes Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Heather Mitts, and Sydney Leroux to name a few?

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