The Olympics bring out the best athletes from around the world. In cruder terms, that means lots of hot foreign babes pushing their bodies to the max for two straight weeks. In these times of expanding global awareness, we feel it’s our responsibility to highlight a few of them for… reference. When you’ve had enough of Dutch field hockey, take a look.
Ivet Lalova, Track and Field, Bulgaria Competing for spots in the 100-meter and 200-meter finals, Lalova failed to qualify for either but equaled her season best of 11.06 in the 100.
Tania Cagnotto, Diving, Italy London marked Cagnotto’s fourth Olympics, and the fourth in which she’s walked away without a medal. Still, 2012 saw her best performance to date, including fourth place in the three-meter springboard.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Swimming, Netherlands To go along with that fantastic name, Kromowidjojo and her teammates scored a silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay. She then set records while winning gold in the 100-meter freestyle and the 50-meter sprint.
Victoria Pendleton, Cycling, United Kingdom Now officially retired after a solid showing in London, Pendleton took gold in the keirin event and silver in the individual sprint.
Naz Aydemir, Volleyball, Turkey Her team has been knocked out of the competition, but Aydemir is still one of the youngest setters ever to achieve a starting position on the national team (she’s 21).
Yelena Isinbayeva, Track and Field, Russia In case you couldn’t tell, Isinbayeva is a pole vaulter, one of the world’s best. She won gold at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. She only got bronze in London, but considering her past success we can probably cut her a break.
Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti, Beach Volleyball, Italy Cicolari and Menegatti made it to the quarter-finals before falling to American stars Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings. If you’re going to lose, you might as well lose to the best.
Jessica Ennis, Track and Field, United Kingdom Ennis won gold in the heptathlon, taking first in nearly every event and setting a national record for total points. She scored 6,995 and hopes to make it a perfect 7,000 at the next Olympics.
Sandra Izbasa, Gymnastics, Romania Izbasa won a bronze medal along with her team in the team final, then later an individual gold in the vault.
Catalina Ponor, Gymnastics, Romania Ponor took bronze in the team final along with teammate Izbasa. She later snagged an individual silver in the floor routine.