Whether they are starring on the tennis court, ice rink,football pitch, swimming pool or velodrome, there's no shortage of beautiful women competing in international sport.
Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova's name is ever-present in any conversation about the world's most beautiful sportswomen.
Attaining success in the male-dominated world of Indy Car racing has made Danica Patrick one of America's most celebrated sportswomen.
25-year-old Utrecht midfielder Anouk Hoogendijk has represented the Netherlands national women's football team on 50 occasions since making her debut in 2004. She was also named best Dutch female athlete in 2008.
20-year-old Dane Caroline Wozniacki is currently ranked as the world's best female tennis player.
With eight world championships and an Olympic gold medal to her name, sprint cyclist Victoria Pendleton must be considered one of Britain's greatest sporting stars.
US swimmer Amanda Beard was once the world's fastest female breaststroker over 200 metres
Jennie Finch starred as the pitcher for the US softball team in a successful run to Olympic gold at the 2004 Athens Games.
Amy Williams ended Britain's 30-year wait for an individual gold medal at the Winter Olympics when she triumphed in the skeleton event at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
It should come as no surprise that 28-year-old American golfer Natalie Gulbis is considered a sex symbol of her sport.
The statuesque Swin Cash is one of the most decorated women's basketball players in America.
Candace Parker In her debut season, she was named the league's most valuable player as well as rookie of the year.
Brooklyn-born Jeanette Lee brings a much-needed touch of glamour to the sport.
Leryn Franco is certainly worthy of her place
Michelle Kwan A five-time world champion and two-time Olympics medalist, Kwan became once of the most celebrated female athletes in the USA.
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