We already know that watching gymnastics is a great excuse to see some super-strong ladies in tight costumes. But don’t get us wrong – we have mad respect for these women who compete. The vault, the uneven bars, the balance beam, and those floor exercises have got to do a number on their stamina and body. Gymnastics may be one of the toughest sports in the Olympic Games, and it is definitely one that we make a point to watch.
That being said, there are certainly some absolutely stunning ladies in the gymnastics world. So here is our list of the 20 sexiest female gymnasts in the world. They hail from all over the United States, as well as Austria, Romania, and the gymnastics-hub of the world, Russia. What is not to love about a gymnast? They are lean, toned, strong, and they can totally kick our butt. They spend hours upon hours perfecting their craft and they have the glutes, calves, and quads to prove it.
You will probably recognize some of the beautiful gymnasts on this list, but perhaps others are lesser-known to you. Make sure you read up and see what all the fuss is about. You won’t be disappointed!
20 Kristina Baskett
This dark-haired and brown-eyed beauty hails from Washington state in the USA. She is well adorned with medals and received a full scholarship to pursue gymnastics at the University of Utah. Not only is she super fit and attractive, but she’s smart, too! She has a degree in Mass Communications and Electronic Journalism and now she works in Los Angeles as a stunt double in big screen movies. She has also appeared in commercials and live-action shows for Cirque du Soleil and Sea World. Her beautiful body has also graced the ads of Puma, Adidas, and Nike, just to name a few.
19 McKayla Maroney
Many of us remember McKayla from her appearance in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. While she is only 19 years old, she is one smokin’ hot young woman. She has an impressive resume, too: she’s competed in the US National Championships, the Pan American Championships, and the World Championships. The petite gymnast was one of the power players on the American women’s gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics and she helped her team snag the gold medal, while she took the silver for the vault. And we were thrilled when she delved into acting, appearing in Hart of Dixie and Bones.
18 Nastia Liukin
Nastia Liukin is one of the most well-known gymnasts in Olympic history. She is from Russia and moved to the United States when she was just two years old. She is a blonde bombshell and when she takes the stage at gymnastics tournaments, she is a force to be reckoned with. Being gorgeous and limber must run in the family, because her parents were both gymnastics champions as well. Even so, Nastia is her own superstar and she has also done modeling work. With her long and lean body, she is well-suited to a life in front of the camera.
17 Aly Raisman
Alexandra (“Aly”) Raisman is one of the hottest faces in the gymnastics world right now. Every female is vying to have her strong and sexy body, and she is an Olympic Champ who stole our hearts in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. She is a leader and was the captain of the women’s U.S. gymnastics team. She also showed off her moves on the dance floor by appearing on the hit television show Dancing With the Stars. At age 21, she is a blossoming young woman and has way too many medals to her name to count. This girl is seductive, whether she is on the uneven bars or doing a cha-cha-cha.
16 Jamie Dantzscher
Jamie Dantzscher was a superstar at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia when she helped the U.S. women’s gymnastics team snag a bronze medal. Not only are her looks picture-perfect, but she also achieved a perfect 10 while competing in the National College Athletic Association 28 times! Now that she is no longer competing, she helps other gymnasts and works as an assistant coach at Arizona State University. She is one of the few women out there who can rock a high ponytail and make it look absolutely alluring. She is also proof that a woman can be strong and fit and still super-sexy.
15 Alicia Sacramone
Alicia Sacramone is small, but mighty. The 5-foot, 1-inch gymnast has accomplished a lot in her 27 years. She was part of the successful U.S. women’s gymnastics team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she won the silver medal. She has also competed in the World Championships, The World Cup Finals, and The Visa Championships. Sadly, for us, she is married to Brady Quinn (who plays in the NFL.) Alicia is so gorgeous that she is a blonde beauty for CoverGirl cosmetics and she serves as a spokeswoman for 24 Fitness. Hey, we would go to the gym everyday if we could see her.
14 Katie Matusik
Katie Matusik hails from Texas and she sure is a southern belle. She is currently working as an assistant coach in Arizona. The winner of several awards, Katie is a beautiful blonde and has a winning smile. Her graceful moves have helped her win countless medals and earn multiple titles. Honestly, we could watch her move across the balance beam for hours. Her long legs and her solid skills are admirable and we gotta say, there is nothing quite as sexy as a girl with muscle. Katie is probably best known for totally smashing it at the 2012 NCAA Gymnastics National Championships. She stuck that landing like a pro!
13 Nikki Childs
Nikki Childs wowed the crowd during her gymnast career, and she is a woman with a lot of spunk. What is not to love about her? She’s got a bright, white smile, gorgeous chestnut hair, and dark tanned skin that rivals the hottest beach babes. Plus, she is a kick-ass gymnast with killer moves. Whether she is wrestling the uneven bars, strutting on the balance beam, or moving around on the floor exercises, Nikki has delighted judges and audiences alike. Some of her most awesome achievements include a 9.9 out of 10 score on the bars and 12 (count ‘em, 12) event titles throughout her career.
12 Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson may be one of the most popular gymnasts on our list, and why not? She was a sweetheart during the Olympic Games, plus she is a true role model who opened up about her struggles and kicked butt on Dancing With the Stars. Shawn showed her beauty in more ways than one by owning her strength and confidence on the competition floor and being real and true about her past struggles. We’ve got to hand it to her, it takes a real woman to do that! Would you believe that she’s becoming a wife? Too bad that’s not going to stop us from fantasizing!
11 Ariella Kaeslin
Here is some Swiss lovin’ for us. Ariella Kaeslin is proof that they make ‘em absolutely gorgeous in Europe. She is an adorned gymnast who has taken home a massive amount of medals over the years. The 28-year-old may not be competing anymore, but she is still remembered for her killer moves on the vault, which was her specialty. Ariella is the perfect name for such a beautiful young woman who embodies grace and lightness. Her gymnastics moves totally represented her stunning beauty and seductive allure. This Swiss sweetheart definitely deserves a spot on our list. And while she may be retired, she is still capable of showing off some awesome moves.
10 Stacy Bartlett
Stacy Bartlett looks like a heartbreaker and it is true that she is quite the stunner on the gymnastics floor. With her enviable glutes, quads, and calves, you can bet that she was a source of jealousy for the other gymnasts she competed against. Stacy encompasses the perfect combination of precision and balance, and with her graceful moves, she quickly stole the hearts of her audience. Stacy makes super-toned legs look downright sexy, and she could definitely rock a leotard any day. Plus, with her blonde hair and toned physique, she kind of looks like Jennifer Lawrence, which is a win-win for us!
9 Carly Patterson
Carly Patterson is now 27 years old, but she is one of those women who only gets hotter with age. She not only makes a living as a gymnast, but she sings, too! In the 2004 Olympic Games, she was part of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team and won the All-Around Championship. She also got inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Alas, she is married, but hey, good for her husband! This girl is a triple threat: she has the looks, the strength, and the vocals to make anyone swoon. Check out her single, “Temporary Life (Ordinary Girl)” and listen for yourself.
8 Stephanie McAllister
Gymnast Stephanie McAllister has too many titles to name here. She is an all-star 25-year-old from Indiana, and although she is petite, she is super powerful. She is a five-time All-American champion and is a beast at the vault. The year 2012 was a big deal for her, when she competed with the University of Utah and banged out a wildly successful floor exercise routine. Her performance helped the University of Utah team snag a victory over Stanford. This woman is truly amazing, whether she is flipping and spinning through the air or just gracing us with her stunning presence.
7 Corey Hartung
Corey Hartung is so talented that she was cast by the famed Cirque du Soleil. This woman is like a spinning ballerina flying through the air, and she is gorgeous from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet. Corey has achieved All-American gymnastics fame a whopping 10 times and is making her hometown in Florida proud by appearing in the Cirque du Soleil shows. The only downside to the whole performing thing is that she has to cover up her naturally gorgeous face with Cirque makeup and face paint. Yet it is a small price to pay to see her performing her acrobatic stunts with superb ease.
6 Sandra Izbasa
What an exotic name for an other-worldly beautiful human being. Sandra Izbasa is a Romanian beauty and she has graced the arenas during both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. It was during these Games that she snagged two bronze medals and helped her European team to victory. The 25-year-old is tall as far as gymnasts are concerned (she’s 5-foot, 6-inches) and she is a hypnotic beauty when she performs her floor exercise routines. She actually won the gold medal in floor exercise at the Beijing Olympics and took the gold for vault in London. And guess what? She isn’t done yet! Sandra would like to continue competing, so keep your peepers peeled!
5 Sandra Mayer
Here we have another Sandra on our list of absolutely sexy female gymnasts. Sandra Mayer is of Austrian descent and as you would expect, she is totally stunning. Yet it’s not just her looks; she is super-talented, too! Even though she has gone into retirement, the gymnastics world will never forget her achievements in the sport. She took part in multiple Championships, both on the European and World stages. Her eyes were set on competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she ended up tearing a ligament, which shattered those dreams. Still, we won’t remember Sandra as a damsel in distress, but rather as a butt-kicking, bronze-medal winning Austrian gymnast with a curvaceous figure.
4 Aliya Mustafina
Ooh, la! This 21-year-old Russian gymnast is hot, hot, hot. Her country may be cold, but she steams up the arena every time she does a routine. Aliya Mustafina was the all-around champ in 2010 and dominated the uneven bars in 2012. She has the sole honor of winning the most gymnastics medals at the 2012 Summer Olympic games. She is best known for her skills on the uneven bars and the floor exercises and she has solidified herself as a gymnast who exhibits elegant strength and precision. In true Russian fashion, she aims high in competition and is always trying to infuse higher difficulty into her routines.
3 Gina Nuccio
Gina Nuccio is a role model for us all. This absolutely amazing woman has overcome obstacles to become one of the sexiest and most successful gymnasts to come around in a while. She was just 18 years old when she experienced a heart illness, tachycardia. The irregularity in her heart rate and the bumps and tumbles that she took in gymnastics were definitely not helping. Yet, Nuccio pushed through to overcome the condition. She underwent a procedure, continued to practice her craft, and went to school. Talk about girl power! Plus, she is a beautiful woman, inside and out. She has most certainly earned a spot on our list.
2 Alina Kabaeva
If her name sounds intriguing, that’s because this Russian beauty is a gorgeous woman who is flourishing well into adulthood. She may be in her thirties now, but she is even more of a stunner than when she was a competing gymnast. Alina has been honored as a Russian Master of Sports and competed as a rhythmic gymnast. She was also involved in politics! Clearly, we don’t wanna mess with this girl, but she is always welcome to grace us with her presence! Alina has placed first in 41 events and was the All-Around gold medal winner at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
1 Giulia Steingruber
We have here a Swiss miss who at age 21 is the very first winner of the all-around title in Europe. She is a beast at the vault, winning 3 gold medals in that event, as well as a gold for the floor exercise at the European Games. Giulia was proud to represent Switzerland at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and she is a wonderful testament to skill, hard work, and dedication to your sport. She is a natural beauty, but looks even more elegant and graceful when she is competing. Hm…will we be seeing her in 2016 in Rio?