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Top 20 Hottest Sports Stars of 2016

If 2015 was the hottest year on record, then 2016 so far shows no signs of cooling down. Wherever viewers turn on their television screens, their tablets or mobiles to watch the sporting action this year, one thing they can be guaranteed for sure is being entertained with stunning talent that looks just as good off the field as they do on it.

Female sports are on the rise across every discipline – motorsports, soccer, MMA/UFC, tennis; so long as it’s heated competition then the ladies will come out to play and people will be tuning into the action in the millions. In a huge year that will see Rio do it all over again to host the 2016 Olympic Games, no less than two years after doing such a stellar job with the 2014 FIFA World Cup, all eyes will be on Brazil in the summer.

Best known for showing off the sexiest beaches on the planet, the Copacabana crowd will be treated to endurance, strength, discipline and mind-blowing skills from a host of gifted athletes. You name it – judo, triathlon, water polo, table tennis, rowing, rugby, handball, golf, fencing – sports fans can gorge on the fun when South America turns it on.

Regular readers here at TheSportster know a sexy sports star when they see one. In racing, soccer, hockey, golf and WWE Divas, a gorgeous female athlete will provide a different dimension to an engaging spectacle. Far from being their one and only talent, professionals like these are double threats that have fans and sponsors falling over themselves to get a piece.

Because beauty is in the eye of the beholder, our essential 20 will probably split opinion. Some names will be pleasantly familiar with a few surprises for good measure. These are the top 20 hottest sports stars of 2016.

20 Hope Solo 

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19 Alicia Fox 

18 Anna Prugova 

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17 Courtney Force 

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16 Sydney Carter 

Last hours of 2015

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15 Maria Sharapova 

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14 Kaylyn Kyle 

13 Felice Herrig 

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12 Natalie Gulbis 

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11 Maria Kirilenko 

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10 Paige VanZant 

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9 Skylar Diggins 

#tbt #SISwim50 that one time.....

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8 Caroline Wozniacki 

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7 Becky Lynch 

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6 Charlotte 

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5 Laura Robson 

#wtaparty bound. Thank you @worldmcqueen for the beautiful dress.

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4 Toni Duggan 

#NYE 🍸👗😀

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3 Michelle Waterson 

2 Ronda Rousey 

1 Eugenie Bouchard 

Running from the storm 🌩

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Few Canadians have made a splash like Eugenie Bouchard. The super sexy tennis pro has everything still ahead of her at 22 and unlike some other aesthetically pleasing players in the past like Kournikova, Bouchard has the swagger to back up the hype. Her 830,000 Instagram followers and counting are treated to her tongue-in-cheek attitude and her lust for life is evident. Her ranking of 42 is going up every year and Eugenie is worthy of taking top honors for the hottest sports star of 2016!

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