There are plenty of reasons for being enticed by these athletes’ style choices off the field—but for this article, let’s focus on how they outshine their competition on it. From soccer to basketball, these talented women have found their niche in sports and won over fans not just with talent but with looks too.
Nothing ignites greater passion among personal trainers than debating the sexiest female athletes from a variety of sports.
You could just peruse the Sports Illustrated covers and compile a list of every attractive athlete from the previous year or two.
Welcome to a list of the most beautiful and admirable ladies you can find on a playing field. Here’s a look at the 30 hottest female athletes.
Table of Contents
- 1. Paige Spiranac
- 2. Sydney Laroux
- 3. Ivona Dadic
- 4. Lieke Klaver
- 5. Jinh Yu Frey
- 6. Paige VanZant
- 7. Eugenie Bouchard
- 8. Camille Leblanc Bazinet
- 9. Sierra Blair Coyle
- 10. Blair O’Neal
- 11. Shelina Zadorsky
- 12. Snezana Rodic
- 13. Alex Morgan
- 14. Yulia Emfimova
- 15. Skylar Diggins
- 16. Ivana Spanovic
- 17. Ivet Lalova
- 18. Fatima Diame
- 19. Yuliya Levchenko
- 20. Sally Fitzgibbons
- 21. Brooke Mayo
- 22. Michelle Waterson
- 23. Alana Blanchard
- 24. Michelle Jenneke
- 25. Antonija Misura
- 26. Sloane Stephens
- 27. Darya Klishina
- 28. Robin Bone
- 29 Kaytlin Neil
- 30. Rachel Daley
1. Paige Spiranac
Paige Renee Spiranac (born March 26, 1993) is a former professional golfer and social media star in the United States. She attended the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, where she earned All-Mountain West Conference accolades in 2012–13 and 2013–14 and led the Aztecs to their first Mountain West Conference Championship in 2015.
Spiranac began her professional career in December 2015 and joined the developing Cactus Tour in May 2016, gaining her first and only victory in June at Scottsdale’s Orange Tree Country Club.
Spiranac was denied a license to play on the professional LPGA tour in August, and she resigned from professional golf in December 2016.
Spiranac first created her social media profiles to share trick-shot videos, but by 2018, she had amassed more than 2 million Instagram followers.
2. Sydney Laroux
She is a gold medallist in the Olympics. As a striker, she is now a member of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Seattle Reign FC.
Sydney was born in Canada to a Canadian mother and an American father. She grew up in the Canadian system and represented her country at different juvenile levels until she opted to play for the United States women’s national under-20 soccer team in 2008 and then the senior national team in 2012. Leroux has over 75 senior national team caps and was a member of the American teams that won the 2012 London Olympics and the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
3. Ivona Dadic
Ivona is a heptathlete from Austria. She participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and finished third at the European Championships and second at the European Indoor Championships. She is a three-time indoor and outdoor heptathlon champion at the European Youth Olympic Festival. She holds the world U18 record for the indoor pentathlon, which she set in 2012.
4. Lieke Klaver
Lieke Klaver born 20 August 1998. She is a Dutch sprinter and track & field athlete. She competed for the Netherlands in the women’s 4 x 400 meters relay at the 2019 World Athletics Championships.
5. Jinh Yu Frey
Jihn is an MMA fighter presently competing in the Atomweight class for Invicta FC. Additionally, she is a sponsored athlete for Hyper Sportswear and Onnit Nutrition.
Jinh Yu defeated Minna Grusander to claim the vacant Invicta FC Atomweight Championship at Invicta FC 30 on July 21st, 2018. Despite his unanimous decision victory, many believed Grusander had won the fight. As a consequence, the two fought again on December 15th, 2018 at Invicta FC 33. Jinh Yu won the match once again, this time by split decision, marking the promotion’s first successful championship defense.
Yu Frey most recently lost her UFC debut against Kay Hanson, another Invicta FC fighter making her UFC debut.
6. Paige VanZant
Paige VanZant (born Paige Michelle Vanderford on March 26, 1994) is an American mixed martial artist residing in Reno. She fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Women’s Strawweight category. Since 2012, VanZant has competed professionally, first in the Invicta FC and then in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
7. Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard is a Canadian tennis player born on February 25, 1994. She became the first Canadian-born player representing Canada to reach the singles final of a Grand Slam event in 2014, losing to Petra Kvitová. Bouchard also advanced to the 2014 Australian and French Open semifinals. She was crowned WTA Newcomer of the Year at the conclusion of the 2013 WTA Tour after winning the 2012 Wimbledon girls’ championship. Finally, Bouchard won the WTA Most Improved Player title for the 2014 season and attained a career-high ranking of No. 5, making her the first Canadian tennis player to reach the top five in singles.
8. Camille Leblanc Bazinet
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (born October 10, 1988) is a CrossFit Games professional athlete from Canada. She is the 2014 CrossFit Games female champion.
9. Sierra Blair Coyle
Sierra Blair-Coyle, 26, of Scottsdale, Arizona, has been competing professionally since the age of 14. Sierra is the current Pan American Champion in bouldering. AskMen named her one of the Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015; she has also competed in the World Cup (2010–2019) and was a two-time Junior National Champion. Sierra earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Arizona State University in May 2016. She currently travels the globe competing and pursuing her passions full-time.
10. Blair O’Neal
Blair is a model and a professional golfer. Additionally, she has the finest abs we’ve ever seen on a golfer.
11. Shelina Zadorsky
Shelina Laura Zadorsky (born October 24, 1992) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the English FA Women’s Super League and for Canada’s women’s national team. She formerly played for Perth Glory in the Australian W-League and Vittsjö GIK of Sweden’s top league. Zadorsky earned a bronze medal with Canada in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and a gold medal with Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
12. Snezana Rodic
Snezana is a Slovenian triple jumper. She is also married to Aleksandar Rodi, a Slovenian soccer/football player.
13. Alex Morgan
Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco (born July 2, 1989) is an American professional soccer player for the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the top league of women’s professional soccer in the United States, as well as the United States women’s national soccer team. From 2018 to 2020, she co-captained the United States women’s national soccer team with Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.
14. Yulia Emfimova
Yulia Emfimova is a Russian National Team swimmer. She was embroiled in controversy at the Summer Olympics in Brazil due to allegations of blood doping. She has two doping violations on her record, although she continues to deny ever doing so.
15. Skylar Diggins
Skylar Kierra Diggins-Smith (born August 2, 1990) is a professional basketball player for the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Phoenix Mercury (WNBA). Diggins was selected third overall in the 2013 WNBA draft by the Tulsa Shock. She was named the National Gatorade Player of the Year and the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year in high school. Diggins was a point guard for Notre Dame, guiding the Irish to three straight Final Four trips and two consecutive NCAA championship appearances. She graduated from Notre Dame ranking #1 in points, steals, and assists and was a two-time recipient of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the nation’s finest point guard.
16. Ivana Spanovic
Ivana Spanovic (born 10 May 1990) is a Serbian long jumper and the reigning World indoor champion. She has also won three European indoor titles. In 2013, she became the first Serbian track and field athlete to win a medal at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Outdoor World Championships. In 2018, at the IAAF Indoor Global Championships, she became the first Serbian track and field athlete to win a world senior gold medal. She holds the Serbian record for the long jump, both indoors and outdoors, as well as the national indoor records for the 60 meters and pentathlon. Goran Obradovi is her coach, and she is a member of Novi Sad’s Athletic Club Vojvodina.
17. Ivet Lalova
She is a Bulgarian sprinter who excels in the 100 and 200-meter sprints. She is the 13th-fastest female 100-meter runner in history.  At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she finished fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters. Between June 2005 and May 2007, her career was halted for two years owing to a leg injury acquired in a collision with another competitor. In June 2012, she won gold in the Women’s 100 meters at the 2012 European Athletics Championships. In July 2016, she earned two silver medals at the 2016 European Athletics Championships, one in the Women’s 100 meters and another in the Women’s 200 meters. She has competed in five Olympic Games.
18. Fatima Diame
Fatima is a Spanish triple jumper. She qualified for the 2017 World Championships and earned a bronze medal at the 2015 Euro Junior Championships in the long jump.
19. Yuliya Levchenko
Yuliya is a Ukrainian high jumper. At the 2017 World Championships, she earned a silver medal. Additionally, she was rated second in the world in 2017.
20. Sally Fitzgibbons
Sally is a professional surfer from Australia. In 2019, she was the world’s top-ranked female surfer.
21. Brooke Mayo
Brooke is a Bellator MMA fighter. She is a former college soccer player who discovered Jiu-Jitsu when her soccer career was cut short due to an injury, and the rest is history.
22. Michelle Waterson
Michelle Eileen Waterson (born January 6, 1986) is a mixed martial artist and model from the United States who fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She was the Invicta FC Atomweight Champion in the past. Between 2013 and 2014, she was rated as the world’s No. 1 women’s atomweight fighter. She is currently ranked #9 in the UFC women’s strawweight rankings as of October 25, 2021.
23. Alana Blanchard
Alana Blanchard is a professional surfer and bikini model from the United States. She competes in the ASP World Tour.
24. Michelle Jenneke
Michelle Jenneke is a hurdler and model from Australia who earned a silver medal in the 100 m hurdles at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. She is arguably most remembered for the energetic dancing warm-up she does in this video. We really find her warm-up ritual to be rather irritating, and it makes us want to see her be beaten. She is, nonetheless, really attractive.
25. Antonija Misura
Antonija Misura is a professional basketball player from Croatia. Let’s face it; she is almost certainly the only reason anybody watches Croatian women’s basketball.
26. Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens is a professional tennis player from the United States. She is currently ranked 33rd in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association.
27. Darya Klishina
Darya is a Russian long jumper who has won several European Championships and competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
28. Robin Bone
Robin is a pole vaulter from Canada. She wears a helmet when pole vaulting owing to a history of severe concussions dating all the way back to her gymnastics days.
29 Kaytlin Neil
Kaytlin is a Bellator MMA fighter and former competitive cheerleader.
30. Rachel Daley
Rachel is an English soccer player for the Houston Dash. She also plays for England’s women’s squad and is an Under Armor-sponsored athlete.