15 Hot International Women Sports Stars
All over the world women are getting more and more involved in professional sports. It’s a great thing to see women playing and gaining recognition in sports like basketball, track and even field hockey. Women all over the globe are making headline for their athletic accomplishments. Here in the United States we have Lolo Jones, Alex Morgan, Venus and Serena Williams who are some of our favorite female athletes, who are also appealing to the eye. But what a internationally? As sports over seas becomes more competitive, the player gain more acknowledgement. Here are the hottest international women sports stars.
Jessica Ennis was “The face of London” in 2012. The British track and field athlete overcame extraordinary levels of pressure to win Olympic gold that year. Her image became synonymous with the Games, appearing everywhere from TV and billboards to giant paintings of her positioned in a field under the Heathrow flight path. As a result, of her new found fame she picked up 1.3m Twitter followers, and her estimated earnings were several million pounds, which is the equivalent to $10,601,500 million. England took offense when a senior figure at UK Athletics had described the very fit Ennis “fat”. This launched her as a figurehead for growing female involvement in sports.
Kelly Holmes is most famous for her double gold winning performances in Athens during the 2004 Olympics. She won 1st place in for the British in the 800 meter and 1500 meter races. Since hanging up her track shoes for good, Holmes has focused on charity work. She enjoys nurturing young female track athletes and raising awareness on the Female Athlete Triad, a body disorder affecting female distance athletes. She serves as the president of Commonwealth Games England.
Laura Trott is the most high-profile British female cyclist since Victoria Pendleton’s retirement. She is a double Olympic champion winning gold in the omniumin and team pursuit in the 2012 London Olympics. Unlike Pendleton she has refused to pose for men’s magazines. Her reasons are noble, “I want to inspire young girls to get on their bikes. I just believe there is a certain way of doing that.” She has called for a gradual introduction of a women’s Tour de France.
Laisa Andrioli makes watching women’s soccer that much more interesting in Brazil. A member of the Brazilian women’s soccer team, Andrioli has so much sex appeal it almost a sin. Her photo shoot for Brazilian magazine Sexy is all the evidence you need. Only 26 year old, Andrioli plays the Forward position for the team and her skills on the field match her beauty off the field.
Canadian soccer star Kaylyn Kyle, is a blonde bombshell. She plays as a midfielder for the Houston Dash and for the Canada’s national women’s soccer team. Kaylyn is a Right To Play ambassador as well. She has an intense playing style which helped her team gain a gold medal and a victory over Brazil at the 2011 Pan American Games. Her looks are eye catching. She tends to turn heads when she on and off the field.
The Swedish will never have a short supply of gorgeous women. Of these wonderful Swedish women we could never forget Kosovare Asllani. A member of the Paris Saint-Germain team and Sweden’s national women’s team. She is the teams Striker known for her speed and technique on the field. Asllani’s looks have gained her some attention as well. She has the “girl next door” appeal about her.
Tanith Belbin is a 27 year old Canadian-American ice dancer is famous for her amazing ice dance skills. She has won many titles along with her partner Benjamin Agosto. Though born in Canada, she holds dual citizenship and has competed for the United States since she began skating with Agosto in 1998. As partners Belbin and Agosto have won the 2006 Olympic silver medal, are four-time World medalist, and three-time Four Continents champion winning three year in a row. They are also five-time U.S. champions. Though Belbin has a partner, I’d like to think that her looks might give them an edge over the competition.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Anna Petrakova is one of Russia’s top women athletes. She wear the number 13 jersey and plays the Forward position for the Russian women’s national team. She is a EuroLeague Women champion and still is rising to new heights on the court. Her looks make it easy to watch her play. Standing at 6 feet 1 inches she isn’t hard to miss either.
The Australia women’s national basketball team has some pretty women playing for them but Abby Bishop may be the prettiest on the team. She has had a brief stint playing in the United States for the Seattle Storm and winning a league championship in 2010. She currently plays Froward and Center for the Adelaide Lightning on theAustralia women’s national basketball team. Abby Bishop is a hot Aussie with a decent jump shot.
Another member of the Australia women’s national basketball team is Erin Phillips. Born in Melbourne, Phillips had a scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport in 2003. Playing as a Guard, Phillips was named to the WNBL’s All-Star Five in 2005. She helped win a gold medal in the World Championship a year after. Phillips has a very distinct look with her short hair style.
Probably the hottest female athlete on this list. Casey Eastham is also from Australia. She’s not a basketball player though. Casey is a female field hockey player. She plays for the Australian Women’s Field Hockey team Hockeyroos as a midfielder. This talented and beautiful field hockey star made her debut in the national team at the age of 17 at the Four Nations Tournament. Despite the harsh critiques of her skills on the field, Casey knows how to play good field hockey. Not to mention she is simply beautiful.
Fatima Moriera de Melo
This Dutch beauty is also a field hockey player. Fatima Moriera de Melo can make the list of any hottest female athletes. A blonde bombshell, Fatima Moriera de Melo was one of the Netherlands’ leading strikers. Fatima’s debut match pitted her team against Germany in 1997, which they eventually won. From then on, she played with the team and helped bring in a barrage of awards in different international competitions. Aside of form being a good field hockey player and having stunning looks, she is also a singer and has a Masters Degree in Law. Beauty, brains, and athletic skills all rolled into one.
Anna Semenovich is a smoking hot 32-year-0old former Russian figure skater. She breaks the mold of being the typical figure skating type. She is more curvacious than most figure skaters. She scored two Finlandia Trophies and partnered with Kostomarov, they were the 2000 Russian bronze medalists. She retired from competition in 2001 due to an injury. Following her retirement from skating, Semenovich began working as an actress, model, and singer.
Taking the limelight during the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, Ellen Hoog eventually got the world’s attention thanks to her good looks and athletic abilities. Before the London Games, Ellen seemed to be just one of the average hockey players out there. Would you believe that this young Dutch woman has been representing her country for eight years already? She participated in the 2006 Women’s World Cup of Field Hockey where her team won the world championship. This two-time Olympic gold medalist is considered a veteran in the sport, to think that she is only 26 years old. Men are watching closely to see if she will pull a Brandi Chastain and take off her shirt. Dutch ladies are certainly hitting it big in terms of athletic abilities and stunning looks.
Sania Mirza is a professional Indian tennis player. Sania is the the most successful female Indian tennis player in history and one of the most popular female athletes in the world. More than an athlete, Sania is an activist. Mirza was named one of the 50 heroes of Asia by Time in October 2005. Most rrecently she was appointed as the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia during the event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women. Sania has accomplished much more all while being very poised and beautiful.