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Meet the 10 hottest Olympians from Rio 2016

India Today logo India Today 24-08-2016

The Olympic Games are the biggest and greatest of all international sporting events in the planet. Thousands of the world's best athletes come to participate in these Games every four years in a bid to convert their efforts into medals for their respective countries. 

Over the past two weeks, we have witnessed the globe's greatest athletes compete at the Summer Olympics in Rio. And while the run-up to the Games was marred by the Zika threat, construction delays, financial constraints, security and pollution concerns, it was the players' valour and extra-ordinary feats that prevailed at the end.

Many new stars were born in Rio and some of the already established athletes too created new records.

However, apart from being a display of unimaginable physical strength, talent and technique, the Games also saw some of the hottest athletes in the world, who garnered attention not just for their super-human abilities but because they were simply too hot to handle.

Here's a list of the 10 most gorgeous female Olympians who graced Rio this year:

Jade Jones - Taekwondo (Great Britain)

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In 2012 London Games, Jade Jones became Great Britain's youngest Gold medallist. In 2016 Rio Olympics, she retained her Taekwondo title with a thrilling win over Spain's Eva Calvo Gomez.

Aliya Mustafina - Artistic Gymnastics (Russia)

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Aliya Mustafina, a stalwart of Russian gymnastics, won three medals in Rio, including a Gold for uneven bars for the second consecutive time. Known as one of the fiercest gymnastics in the world, Mustafina now has seven Olympic medals (she won four in London 2012). Although the medals are not the only reason for which Mustafina is famous for. The decorated gymnast raises temperatures on the arena with her jaw-dropping moves and as well as her good looks.

Ellen Hoog - Field Hockey (Netherlands)

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One of the best known female field hockey players, Ellen Hoog is a forward with the Netherlands team. Hoog has been a part of the Dutch team that won Gold in both Beijing and London Games. Hoog returned to Rio as the captain of the team and led them to Silver medal, losing to Great Britain in the final. However, there's more to this gracious lady. Hoog is a fashionista and has modelled for Sports Illustrated. Not only that, she has also published books on fitness and is motivational speaker too.

Alex Morgan - Football (United States of America)

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While women across the world drool over Cristiano Ronaldo, USA forward Alex Morgan makes the men go gaga over her. Morgan, who plays as a striker for the Orlando Pride in USA's National Women's Soccer League, is one of the most famous female footballers in the world. While USA lost to Sweden in the quarter-finals, Morgan surely would have made a long-lasting impression in the minds of Rio crowd.

Amber Hill - Shooting (Great Britain)

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Amber Hill, the blonde bombshell from Windsor, Berkshire was one of the youngest compete for Team Great Britain. Although Hill failed to grab any medal in Rio, but the 18-year-old proved a hit on social media with her stylish posts.

Zsuzsanna Jakabos - Swimming (Hungary)

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Talking about Hungary and swimming, people may only remember the name of Katinka Hosszu, the Iron Lady who won three Gold and a Silver in Rio. However, another Hungarian swimmer Zsuzsanna Jakabos also hogged limelight in the pool with her sizzling beauty. Jakabos has competed at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics in seven events in total, with the best achievement of sixth place in the 4x200 m freestyle relay in 2008.

Jaqueline Carvalho - Volleyball (Brazil)

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Jaqueline Carvalho spearheaded the host nation's campaign in women's volleyball at the Rio Games. At 6'1, Carvalho, who is married to Murilo Endres, who is also a Brazilian volleyball player, was regarded as one of the hottest players in just concluded Summer Olympics. Brazil lost to China in the quarters of women's volleyball.

Joana Heidrich - Beach Volleyball (Switzerland)

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Joana Heidrich, the talented player from Switzerland led the country to the quarter-finals of women's beach volleyball where they lost to Brazil. Partnering with Nadine Zumkehr, Heidrich, who loves to block, turned the heat on the Brazlian beaches at the Rio Games.

Giulia Steingruber - Artistic Gymnastics (Switzerland)


This blonde beauty became the first Swiss woman to win a gymnastics Olympic medal when she placed third in the Rio vault final at Rio games.

Goh Liu Ying - Badminton (Malaysia)


Malaysia's Goh Liu Ying won the Silver in badminton mixed doubles - the first medal in the category for her country's Olympics history. Goh Liu Ying managed to capture the heart of her countrymen with both her playing skills and flawless beauty.

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