The Ten Hottest Women of Winter Sports
Any writing dedicated to the babes of sport is unfairly weighted towards summer activities. From tennis to beach volleyball to gymnastics, the outfits make it pretty obvious when you’re hunting in babe country. Unless they’re figure skaters, the women of winter sport need to hit a pretty high plateau of hotness to be noticed in those snow pants. Well, we’re taking the layers off and it’s finally time to give credit where credit is due. Although the top three aren’t actually in contention for the 2010 Olympics, that doesn’t take away from their other impressive credentials, like hotness.
Qualifier for the 2010 US Skeleton team, Noelle is awarded additional points for participating in one the the craziest winter sports in existence. In 2005 she was hit with a renegade bobsleigh and got a titanium rod put in her leg, but still managed to bounce back and compete at the international level.
An American Freestyle skiier, Michelle placed 18th in the Women’s moguls at the 2006 winter games and is considered a top contender for the 2010 Women’s team. If things don’t work out, she can always fall back on her all-natural fragrance company or mining degrees.
Bonus points for playing the “twins” card, Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux will add a beautiful but deceptively forceful punch to the Team USA Hockey roster in 2010 games. They’re like the Bash Bros. from Mighty Ducks, but hot.
Gold medalist in Giant Slalom at the 2006 games, Julia Mancuso weaved and bobbed her way into an endorsement deal with Lange. The resulting ad campaign answered the wishes of every male who saw her on that podium and this year we’re hoping for a repeat and even more exposure.
This petite (5’2) skater managed to pull out a silver medal at the 2006 Winter games, but has been out of competition for the last couple of years. The figure skating male world is eagerly awaiting her return, but if she doesn’t make the team at least her flexibility gives her a variety of pole related options to fall back on.
Another silver medalist from the 2006 games, Tanith Belbin is yet another Canadian on this list that has pimped themselves out to the US Olympic team (the twins are the other offenders). Tanith gets a lot of attention every time she competes, probably because her dirty ponytail-wearing male partner looks like a troll by comparison.
Headliner for the 2010 US Snowboarding Team, Gretchen Bleiler gets bonus points for attaining such a level of hotness despite having a name that makes you picture a beastly figure. She won a silver medal at the 2006 games, but an FHM photo spread is how she won her way into our hearts.
Although she likely won’t be competing in the 2010 games, Kristi has a good following among the X-Games crowd because of her passion for videos and her record of being the first woman to land a 720 rodeo flip. Also, her reputation isn’t hurt by the fact that she’s quite easy on the eyes.
The only Canadians on the list not snagged up by the US Olympic team, sadly their Olympic team has passed on her as well. Don’t worry about Sarah though, Gunaxin will always leave a spot open for her on our team… in bed.
Former figure skater, attempted singer, and full-time hottie, Anna Semenovich retired from competition in 2001 to focus on creating a career out of her cleavage. Sure, she’s only barely an athlete but doesn’t take away from her other contributions to the world of babe sports stars.