Ever seen Maria Sharapova in action on the tennis court? Apart from being an ace tennis player, she is sexy! Russian women are hot and it’s not just the tennis players.
Hot Russian athletes are winning medals the world over but they’re definitely also winning hearts. Here are some of our favorite female Russian athletes — you may never have heard of them but you definitely want to have a look.
Darya Klishina, Long Jumper
Part time long jumper, part time model, Darya Klishina’s long jumping legs will have you fixated. The blonde bombshell has won several gold medals for her country and you’re likely to see more of this stunner in the coming years.
Maria Kirilenko, Tennis Player
Sharapova isn’t the only Maria making waves in the tennis world. Apart from Kirilenko’s various tennis achievements, she is also the face of Adidas’s Stella McCartney range. Back in 2009, we also spotted her on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Ekaterina Stolyarova, Skier
Ekaterina is easily one of Russia’s sexiest skiers. This 26 year old placed 7th at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and definitely got some heads turning.
Irina Kalentieva, Mountain Bike Racer
In 2009, Irina made an appearance in the Cycle Passion calendar and set men’s hearts on fire. Irina is a seven-time Russian National Champion in her sport. This Olympic bronze-winning mountain bike racer makes cycling sexy.
Svetlana Kolmykova, Ice Hockey Player
Ice hockey forward and one of the stars of the lingerie photo shoot controversy, during the Sochi Olympics, Svetlana defies the stereotype that you have to be a big, muscly woman to be a good athlete.
Ekaterina Galkina, Curling Champion
No nonsense Ekaterina was the European curling champion in 2006 and the Russian champion in 2005–2006. Representing Russia at the Sochi Olympics, Ekaterina also bared all for the Sochi Olympics photo shoot and we’re not complaining.
Anastasia Luppova, Billiards Player
This brunette Russian beauty has been in the international spotlight for her billiards skills for a long time. Anastasia’s list of sporting achievement is amazing. She’s won many championships and was also the winner of a Miss Billiards competition.
Tatiana Borodulina, Skater
Siberian-born Tatiana has been competing in short track speed skating for Russia since 2006. This gold medal winning beauty is sexy in skates and heels and is easily Russia’s hottest skater girl.
Yevgeniya Kanayeva, Rhythmic Gymnast
With a list of sporting honours under her belt, Yevgeniya is a rhythmic gymnast who can make you weak in the knees even on and off stage. Currently on a break from training, this sultry, dark-haired athlete has done Russia proud numerous times.
Maria Verchenova, Golf Player
Often called the “Maria Sharapova of golf”, when Verchenova swings a club, you can’t help but look. She self-admittedly likes to stand out on the golf course with her sexier, often tennis style dresses and is on a mission to make golf more mainstream in Eastern Europe.
So who is your favourite? Did we miss anyone — do you know any other female Russian athlete who deserve a mention?