The 16 women on our list should be commended their talents and contributions to the sporting world. But the list that you're about to stare at has nothing to do with what they accomplished in their career. Instead, we're taking the time out of our day to highlight the 16 best looking athletes with the most prominent assets.
It won't take long once you look at our pictures to see what features are getting highlighted, but for your convenience we've broken the list into two categories. 8 women who we're sure you've spent ogling at from the front, even if some of the assets on our list are artificial, and 8 women that you may love to see walk away (if you know what we mean!).
While you may recognize most of the names on our list, other showstoppers like Alysha Newman and Ellie-Jean Coffey are both impossible to ignore and may end up being your favorite entries. We've also spanned several different eras, bringing you some of the names you may have grown up loving like Maria Sharapova while also remembering that Lindsay Vonn is every bit as hot!
These are the 8 Athletes You Love Seeing From The Front (And 8 From The Back)
16 Upper - Paige Spiranac
One of the more recent changes to the LPGA was their switch in dress-code. No longer are they going to allow shirts that feature what they would deem a plunging neckline or any shorts that they deem showing off too much of the bottom. You can imagine that given Paige's extremely evident assets, that she may take issue with these new rules. And you'd be right.
Spiranac opened up about her thoughts to Forbes magazine, saying:
"In a world where women are continually and unwantedly sexualized, this new rule serves as yet another reason for women to feel ashamed of their bodies, and a reminder that to be respected, they must alter their behavior because of outside perception."
15 Downstairs - Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman came under the public spotlight when she rocked out as team captain at the 2012 Olympics that were held in London, taking home several gold medals. While she was only to take home one gold medal when she returned in 2016, that is definitely something to be incredibly proud of.
Raisman's popularity continued to grow when she stripped down for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. While her future in the world of gymnastics may still be up in the air, we're sure America is far from tired of getting to see Raisman. Especially when she puts outfits that help highlight one of her most appealing assets.
14 Upstairs - McKayla Maroney
McKayla Maroney is an outstanding gymnast, but her most identifiable feature is the iconic face that she was caught making while standing on the podium back in 2012. But when you check out the photo that we have, you may see other features that she is trying her hardest to also put on prominent display.
While Maroney was a talented gymnast, injuries, along with overall fatigue, have required her to step away from the sport. She is currently working on trying to break into the music industry. We're sure as long as she posts photos to her Instagram like the one we have above, people will surely remain interested in her!
13 Downstairs - Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki has spent time as the best female tennis player in the entire world, but when looking at the above photo, you may be convinced that she somehow would have found an even more successful career as a model!
At the very least, we're sure you're ecstatic that Wozniacki's talents have allowed her to appear in little to no clothing for Sports Illustrated, including one incident where she decided body paint was more appropriate to wear to the beach.
Wozniacki very recently competed in the 2017 Western & Southern Open but was unable to make it past the quarterfinals. Wozniacki is only 27 years old, so here is hoping she still has a long career ahead of her.
12 Upstairs - Torrie Wilson
Torrie Wilson is no stranger to walking around in outfits that leave little to the imagination. Hell, she even took all of her clothes off to pose for Playboy on multiple occasions! Which means that fans of Wilson should have little doubt in their mind that she may be one of the most well-endowed divas to ever step foot into a WWE ring. Thankfully for fans of Wilson, she also keeps an active Instagram account where she also parades around in little to no clothing.
Wilson spends her energy working towards promoting her own fitness website and encouraging people to take her six-week shred class. While you probably won't find yourself looking as good as Wilson by the end, we're sure she knows what she is talking about when it comes to fitness!
11 Downstairs - Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova has had no shortage of ups and downs throughout her illustrious career. She has won over 600 matches, she's earned over $36 million, but she's also been suspended after a failed drug test.
Thankfully for Sharapova, this list has nothing to do with the latter but her accomplishments on the court made her a name that we're sure you recognized. Granted you could never have seen Sharapova play and you may still recognize her as being arguably the best-looking tennis players of all-time. Though she does have some competition on this list!
10 Upstairs - Ellie-Jean Coffey
Ellie-Jean Coffey is one of the most exciting names in the surfing world. But when you look at the above photo, you may understand why she also has one of the most popular Instagram accounts. Especially as a surfer, Coffey often spends plenty of time in swimsuits on the beach. While Coffey has received hate in the past for her provocative photos, she's since struck back
"They say you shouldn’t be doing this, shouldn’t be doing that, shouldn’t be posting such provocative shots. But I don’t get that. I think people limit women’s opportunities by thinking they have to be a certain way."
Coffey went on to say,
"I like the way I look and I am training to be the best and I think we have an interesting lifestyle. I reckon women can do anything and we need to be more open-minded about things.’’
9 Downstairs - Stacy Keibler
There are many women who have entered into the world of professional wrestling and go on to artificially enhance parts of their body. In fact, some of those women may even land themselves a spot on our list! However, for Stacy Keibler, she clearly was able to avoid the pressures put on and has remained entirely natural when it comes to the top half. But when you consider she has some of the best looking legs, not to mention another asset (so to speak), you can understand why she still was well-deserving of a spot on our list.
Keibler has extended her talents to beyond the WWE, including appearing in several television shows such as How I Met Your Mother and the reality show Dancing With The Stars.
8 Upstairs - Nikki Bella
The Bella Twins may look identical in many areas, but when you look at Nikki, you can definitely spot two identifiers that help separate her from her sister. That's not to say that Brie isn't absolutely beautiful as well, but Nikki has the upper hand when it came to putting together our list.
And while some people may choose to dock Nikki some points for not having a chest that she was born with, we're sure it isn't enough points to make you upset that you've been given the opportunity to stare at her. Nikki is going to be putting her entire body on display in the near future when she makes an appearance on Dancing With The Stars. Regardless of how she does on the show, watching her is sure to be something her fans don't soon forget.
7 Downstairs - Alysha Newman
Who is Alysha Newman? We wouldn't blame you if you didn't immediately know. But we also wouldn't blame you if the first thing you've decided to do after finishing this list is going off and Googling to find more pictures of her.
Despite being Canadian, Newman spent her time in University at the University of Miami where she excelled at the sport of Women's Pole Vaulting. While she has been unable to take her to the podium, she is only 23 years old and potentially still has a great career ahead of her.
And if not, there is still little argument that she may not have the best body in all of pole vaulting.
6 Upstairs - Trish Stratus
Trish Stratus is one of the most decorated female wrestlers of all-time. But as captivating as she was in the ring, she may have looked even more captivating when stepping in front of the cameras outside of it.
Stratus was named "Babe of the Year" on three separate occasions and while she never stripped it all off for Playboy, unlike several other Divas of her era, that didn't make her any less appealing.
Stratus has spent a large portion of the year being a fantastic mother to her recent baby girl, Madison, who she gave birth to back in January. Hard to argue with her priorities there!
5 Downstairs - Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn has recently made headlines for reasons that we're sure she wasn't the biggest fan of. Reports started circulating in August that nude photos of Vonn were being leaked on to the internet. This is a complete invasion of her privacy, something her spokesperson highlighted in an official statement
"Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private photos as well as the websites that encourage this detestable conduct should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law."
While we're not sharing those photos here, we're sure you still love seeing the photo above of Vonn showing off her good looks.
4 Upstairs - Michelle Jenneke
You may not be surprised to find that a lot of candidates for our list hail from the United States of America. But you'd have to be a fool to be compiling a list of some of the best athletes with the most noticeable assets and not include the Australian hurdler, Michelle Jenneke, on our list.
Along with competing on the track, Jenneke's good looks helped her catch the attention of Sports Illustrated who put her in their swimsuit issue back in 2013. While Jenneke might not be as successful as some of the other athletes on our list, we're sure she has no shortage of male fans that are offering to help console her. The only downfall with Jenneke is she often competes in the 100-meter hurdles which means you don't get to stare at her for long!
3 Downstairs - Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie has spent her entire life aspiring to be a professional golfer. It became evident very early on that she would achieve those goals, turning pro after she turned 16 years old.
Now 27, Wie is still one of the most recognizable names in the world of golf. But if you love her in her short skirts that often leave little the imagination, we hate to break it to you, but they've been heavily regulated with the new LPGA rules which considered the outfits too provocative.
That doesn't mean we don't have an old photo that helps show off one of her best assets though!
2 Upstairs - Eva Marie
Eva Marie was never a showstopper in the ring, at least in terms of her skill as a wrestler, especially in comparison to some of the other talented women that have emerged in the WWE over the past few years. But this list isn't about skill. And when it came to her good looks, there weren't many things that people could complain about.
While you may recognize Marie for her time in the ring, her more recent project is an upcoming film that will see her getting up close and personal (if you know what we mean) with another actress.
When talking about the film, Marie said:
"My first feature film has a page turner of a script, a world class director, the baddest producer in the game, and a cast of incredible stars. There are no words to describe how excited, humbled, and ecstatic I am to be a part of Inconceivable.
1 Downstairs - Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey's last journey to the Octagon only lasted 48 seconds before she found herself flat on her back. Something tells us that you're probably going to spend a lot more than 48 seconds looking at the photo that we've selected for you. Especially because while Rousey may have many appealing assets, the outfit clearly helps highlight one of her most appealing features.
Rousey's return to the Octagon is still up in the air, but you may be happy to hear that at least 2017 is still a positive year in her life, as she recently got married back on August 26th. Here's hoping her night with her new husband can last longer than a minute!