We’ve been talking so much about football and baseball lately, that we almost forgot about the young beautiful and talented female athletes that pleasure our eyes and hearts all the time. So since summer’s gone, let’s think ahead and make a top ten of the most gorgeous figure skaters that the world has laid it’s eyes upon. A bit premature, but you’ll enjoy it for sure!
10. Isabelle Pieman
The beautiful and talented 27 year old figure skater is the 2007 and 2009 Belgian national champion. Still, we can’t find any interesting information about her. Not even on her official site. I guess she likes privacy more than she likes the spotlights. Anyway, here’s some great pictures of her while doing what she knows best.
09. Irina Movchan
If you’re not yet convinced that figure skating is worth watching, we’ll leave it up to this adorable and skilled 20 year old Ukrainian to make your day. The flexible Irina Movchan is the 2008 Ukrainian national champion and 2007 and 2010 silver medalist. And she’s the first on our list that has some awesome dirty pillows … back at home … you go girl!
08. Sasha Cohen
Also known for her difficult and creative spin positions – some already trademarked as the Sasha Spin – Alexandra Pauline Sasha Cohen is the proud owner of a silver medal from the 2006 Olympics. Since that, she has appeared on various television shows such as Las Vegas, Project Runway, and CSI:NY too. Unfortunately she has been out of competition for the last couple of years but the figure skating world is still eagerly awaiting her return.
07. Maria Mukhortova
Maria Vladimirovna Mukhortova is a Russian pair skater currently teamed with Jérôme Blanchard. She had previously competed with Maxim Trankov. They were the 2008 European silver medalists and 2007 Russian National Champions. In her early career she also skated with Egor Golovkin and Pavel Lebedev. As of February 2010, Mukhortova and Trankov were ranked 5th in the world by the International Skating Union.
She’s been skating sine she was only 6 years old.
06. Tanith Belbin
The 25 year old Canadian ice dancer is famous for her amazing ice dance skills and titles won along with her partner Benjamin Agosto: she is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, four time World medalist, three time Four Continents champion in 2004–2006 and five time U.S. champion in 2004–2008. In addition, this year they were ranked 4th in the world by the International Skating Union and they were also nominated to represent the United States at the 2010 United States Figure Skating Championships.
05. Tatiana Volosozhar
Hot 24 year old Tatiana Volosozhar is a Russian-Ukrainian pair skater who competed for Ukraine with Petr Kharchenko from 2000-2004 and with Stanislav Morozov from 2004-2010, and starting with 2011 she will compete with Maxim Trankov for Russia.
She was a four-time Ukrainian national champion when she competed with Stanislav Morozov and finished as high as 4th at the World Championships. And she’s got all she needs to be in our top ten list!
04. Kiira Korpi
One of the hottest athletes to compete at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Korpi is like a breath of fresh air in the world of sports. The 22 year old amazingly beautiful and talented figure skater is ranked #11 in the world and will be competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She is also the 2007 European bronze medalist and the 2009 Finnish National Champion.
Let’s avoid the obvious bonus points for flexibility comment.
03. Katarina Witt
This wonderful lady defined 1980s skating. She might not be in her 20′s anymore, but she’s definitely worth mentioning. She has class, confidence, guts, and style. She won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She won the World Championships in 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1988, and six consecutive European Championships in 1983–1988. Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time.
02. Elene Gedevanishvili
20 year old figure skater Elene Gedevanishvili is the 2010 European bronze medalist thus becoming the first skater from Georgia to win a medal at an International Skating Union Championships. This year she was ranked 13th in the world by the ISU. The 2014 Games will practically be in her backyard, so we’ll hopefully see more of her.
A truly mentionable thing about this smoking hot talented girl is the fact that even she keeps her coolness not only on ice, but in the water as well: she enjoys the surf! And thank God we have no problem with that! She really breaks the stereotype of flat-chested figure skaters. Oh goodie!
01. Anna Semenovich
And talking about the flat-chested figure skaters stereotype, here’s one that definitely breaks the rules. We saved the best for last. Oh yea!
Smoking hot 30 year old former figure skater – she scored two Finlandia Trophies and competing with Kostomarov, they were the 2000 Russian bronze medalists – wannabe singer but full-time hottie, Anna Semenovich is definitely worth our number one! She retired from competition in 2001 due to injury and focused on creating a career out of her awesome assets. Well as long as more shots like this one come out of it, I don’t hear anyone complaining about her choices!
She was number one. She deserved full size pictures! Now go back and scroll again!