It isn't very hard to figure out why so many top athletes are hot. Obviously, they're in peak physical condition, and because of that, they have amazing bodies. But even though these things are undeniably true, there are still a lot of chicks that play sports that aren't that amazing looking. This is in large part because when pretty girls are growing up, they're steered away from sports. Most hot chicks want to be actresses or models, or maybe even ballerinas; not too many of them want to be the catcher on the high school softball team.
So when there's a woman who's both gorgeous and athletically gifted, people tend to take notice. We sure did, which is why we put together what we consider to be the hottest 20 females competing in sports right now. Some of them are women that you've heard of before, while others are probably going to be new to you. One thing for sure, though, is you're going to like all of them. When it comes to super hot women who are also into sports, how could you possibly go wrong?
Here are those we consider to be the 20 hottest athletes of 2017.
20 Blair O'Neal
Blair is a model and golfer. Take a wild guess at which one she's better at? She never accomplished a whole lot as a golfer and has even given it up from time to time to focus on modeling, but still, when you hear of her, it's always a being a golfer as well as a model. And why is that? Well, it's for the same reason that you're reading this article: female athletes are hot. Most of them on this list are here mostly because they're totally awesome athletes who just happen to be super hot. Some of them are here because they're super hot and just happen to be athletes. Blair is one of those.
19 Alex Morgan
No surprises here. I'm sure that you knew Alex Morgan was going to be on this list. Whether it be in her current role as a pro soccer player or in the role that made her famous as a gold medalist on the Olympic soccer team, there has never been any argument about the fact that Alex Morgan is incredibly hot. She truly is that very rare chick, the one that women truly want to be like and men really want to be in bed with. Even though it seems like she's been around for a very long time, she's still only 27 years old, so she'll be making lists such as these for years to come.
18 Eugenie Bouchard
Next on this list of incredibly hot women who happen to be athletes (or is it the other way around) is Eugenie Bouchard. She's a professional tennis player from Canada and is currently ranked number 53 in the world. I'm sure Eugenie is proud of that. I mean, being one of the top 60 female tennis players is definitely a good thing, no doubt about it. You know, what's even cooler than that, though, is being ranked in TheRichest's top 20 hottest female athletes. I'm sure that we made her day. Don't worry so much about tennis, Eugenie. You're hot.
17 Maria Kirilenko
Maria is a tennis player from Russia. At her highest, she was ranked the number 10 female tennis player in the world, but that was way back in 2013. I imagine that she's been getting a little bit depressed as of late, not being ranked as high as she was back then. If that's the case, I'm sure she's going to be thrilled with being ranked in the top 20 hottest female athletes by The Richest. I mean, come on, let's be honest: what's more prestigious? Being one of the best female tennis players in the world or being smoking hot? I know the answer to that, but it might not be the same answer Maria would give.
16 Malia Manuel
Malia is a surfer and that is probably all that needs to be said. In all reality, probably the 20 hottest female athletes in the world are all surfers. They're all tan, all in incredible shape, and also so many of them are hot blondes. Malia isn't a blonde, but she makes this list anyway. She's super hot and it's in a way that isn't intimidating. You know why? Because she's also super cool, which is another thing that all female surfers are. When a chick is super good-looking, totally cool, and has an incredible body, what does that usually mean? Yep, they won't date you.
15 Anastasia Ashley
Here's another surfer for your viewing pleasure. Anastasia Ashley is just drop dead gorgeous and, of course, has an amazing body besides. As I've stated elsewhere in this article, pretty much all female surfers are totally hot. It's like if you're a woman and you aren't hot, they won't even let you on a surfboard. I don't know... maybe that isn't how it actually works, but it sure seems that way. At this point, Anastasia might be doing a little bit more modeling than surfing, but can you blame her? In theory, modeling pays more, and you don't even have to get wet.
14 Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
Camille is from Canada and is the winner of the 2014 CrossFit Games. She's an accomplished weightlifter, and I know that for some of you, that's a little off-putting. I say if that's true, then it's only because you guys are just total wimps. Come on, Camille is just beautiful. This is the glory of the body that women have who do CrossFit. They don't have that traditional female weightlifter body; they have curves where curves should be, and they're soft in places where a woman should be soft. Camille is an absolute stunner with an amazing body, which is why she makes this list.
13 Sierra Blair-Coyle
Sierra is a rock climber and a totally hot one at that. I imagine that the skills needed by a rock climber are similar to ones that might be beneficial in the bedroom, but I digress. This chick is just absolutely and undeniably beautiful. She's been competing since she was just 14 years old. Now at 23, she's recently graduated from college and is doing the rock-climbing thing full time. Personally, I don't even know what that means. Can women actually make a living competing at rock climbing? It's hard to know, but I imagine if anyone could, it would be Sierra.
12 Paige VanZant
Paige VanZant is actually kind of confusing. Women this hot are not supposed to get into the ring and get punched in the face. They're also not supposed to get in the ring and punch other women in the face. Most female MMA fighters who are considered hot really aren't. They're just hot for women who get punched in the face a lot. Paige is entirely different. She's just smoking hot pretty much however you look at it. Why she originally got into fighting is beyond me, but she did, which gives a lot of guys something to look at while watching MMA and gives me another hot chick to put on this list.
11 Julia Mancuso
Julia Mancuso is a skier who won an Olympic Gold Medal. She also has had a whole lot of other accomplishments in her career. You know what though? I'm not going to mention any of them. I highly doubt that in an article about the hottest female athletes in 2017 that you're particularly interested in all the highlights of Julia's career: where she went to school, where she grew up, if she has a dog, and if so what her dog's name is. No, you're probably most interested in what her body looks like, which you can see in the above photo. You're most welcome. Any time.
10 Anna Sidorova
Anna is a curler from Russia. Curling is that super odd sport that one only sees every four years in the Olympics, and even then, you only watch it just because the whole thing is so totally bizarre. What's even more bizarre is that a woman as hot as Anna not only participates in it but is also extremely good at it. Anna has an incredible body, and her face is nothing to ignore either. We would like to say that she's the hottest female curler in the entire world, but to be honest, we don't know a whole lot about it, and also, curlers are kind of scary, and we don't want to make any of them mad.
9 Kiira Korpi
Kiira is a figure skater from Finland. Figure skating is one sport that's always been known for having hot chicks in it. For the most part, girls are drawn to gymnastics or figure skating when they're young -- you know, because girls are kind of silly. Kiira had a very productive career and is now skating professionally and has given up the world of amateur skating. This is a good thing as there are only a certain number of hot women in the world that are in public eye, and we have to all do our best to make sure they all stay there for as long as possible.
8 Hope Solo
Hope Solo has been overshadowed a bit by Alex Morgan and how hot a lot of people think Alex is, but for my money, Hope is just as hot as Alex and maybe even more so. It kind of depends on what one finds attractive in a woman. She's had a very long and successful career, which may be coming to an end, but for my money, she'll continue to play for a few more years. I, for one, truly hope so. Even though Hope is now 35 years old, she still looks pretty amazing, and it would truly be a shame if she stopped chasing balls around while wearing skimpy outfits.
7 Carmen Jorda
When it comes to race car drivers, everyone always wants to talk about how hot Danica Patrick is. Well, she's hot; there's no doubt about that, but she's not nearly as hot as Carmen Jorda is. Carmen is from Spain, and there's even been some talk about how she got her role on certain teams as a marketing gimmick and is being carried because she's so hot. All I have to say to that is, who cares? I want to see hot women, and I know a lot of other guys do, too. As far as I'm concerned, if all sports were just the NBA and then a bunch of super hot chicks running around, I would be fine.
6 Michelle Jenneke
Michelle Jenneke is a hurdler from Australia who became a bit of a sensation because of her ridiculously adorable pre-race warmup dance. If you haven't seen it, I would suggest that you google it right now. It lets you see everything that's right with the world, and you'll immediately fall in love with Michelle, probably to the point that you'll break up with your girlfriend because she just doesn't approach life with the same sort of attitude that Michelle does. Or maybe you'll just want to break up with your girlfriend because Michelle is so much hotter than she is.
5 Skylar Diggins
From Notre Dame College, Skylar is a professional basketball player in the WNBA. She's truly gorgeous and really epitomizes what this whole list is all about. She's hot, for sure, but it's also apparent how cool she is and how much she likes her sport. For her, and probably all of the other women on this list, the sport comes first, and whatever she can get out of the fact that she's smoking hot is secondary. And let's face it: how could you not like a chick as gorgeous as Skylar who's also really good at basketball? Maybe she would even let you win every once in a while.
4 Christmas Abbott
Christmas is a CrossFit athlete who's covered in tattoos and is heavily muscled and still looks incredibly good. I sure wouldn't mind if I woke up on Christmas morning and found her wrapped up under my tree. Did that sound wrong? I hope not, as obviously, she could totally beat me up. The thing about CrossFit, as I've said before, is that all of these women are in amazing shape and completely toned, but there's still a connection to the female body. It isn't just a lot of chicks trying to look like men. And if there's one thing that's for sure, it's that Christmas is gorgeous.
3 Maria Elisa Antonelli
Maria is a beach volleyball player from Brazil. Beach volleyball is the only other sport other than surfing where it seems like every single woman that participates is incredibly hot, and I do mean all of them, no exceptions. Have you ever seen the Brazilian volleyball team? I probably don't even need to tell you this, but every single one of them is amazing-looking. I could've picked any one of them for this list, but I chose Maria. I hope that doesn't cause her any problems with all of the other women on the team. I would hate to even think what that would look like in the locker room. Actually, thinking about that's kind of fun.
2 Allison Stokke
Allison Stokke is a very successful pole vaulter who's also just incredible looking. If you google her and look up images, she looks gorgeous in every single one. She's the total package: her face is just amazing, and her body is perfect, and when I say perfect, I really mean that. Forget about being in the top 20 hottest female athletes. Allison might be the hottest woman in the entire world. I know that's a lot of pressure to live up to, but she can handle it. At 28 years old, she's winding down a little bit on competing, but she's working as a fitness model, so she isn't going anywhere.
1 Ellen Hoog
Ellen is a Dutch field hockey player, who, like every other woman who's on this list, is a total smoke show. This is the kind of thing that makes all guys all over the world come together. We might argue about a lot of other things like politics and the best way to open a beer bottle without an opener, but there's one thing that we all appreciate, and that's beautiful women. The fact that they're athletes doesn't even really have a lot to do with it. Ellen has had a lot of success over her career, and it isn't over, so she may have a lot more. But either way, she's gorgeous, which is why she makes this list.