Friday, August 19, 2011

Kim Yu-Na 김연아 (ROK, Figure Skating)

Kim Yu-Na's 김연아  list of accolades are impressive, to say the least. Kim has won titles in the Olympics and World Championships, not to mention various Grand Prix crowns on top her stellar achievements as a talented junior. According to her Wikipedia biography, Kim is the first figure skater to hold Olympic, World and Four Continents titles.

A victorious Kim displays her 2009 World Championship gold (Photo from Wikipedia)
The popular Kim is one of South Korea's biggest sports stars. She has multitudes of lucrative endorsement deals that range from cosmetics, airlines to dairy products. In a testament to her versatile, off-skating rink talents, Kim also dabbles in music, recording a song for the 2010 World Cup.

Using her fame and influence, Kim campaigned tireless for Pyeongchang's successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Anna Rawson (AUS, Golf Beauty)

Most aesthetically-gifted athletes make a name for themselves in sports first, then branch out to modelling. Anna Rawson was different. Her modelling breakthrough actually preceded her bursting out of the national sporting consciousness. 
Photo from Wikipedia
Prior to winning the South Australia and Victoria junior championships, Rawson appeared in various media, thanks to her strong showing in a local modelling competition. The Adelaide-raised golfer also won the 1999 edition of the Jack Newton International Junior Classic.

She attended the University of Southern California on a golf scholarship. According to her USC student-athlete profile, the talented Australian also dabbled in netball. After spending four seasons in the NCAA, Rawson turned professional in 2004. She joined the LPGA tour in 2008.

Additional links:
Official Website

USC Biography

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sabine Lisicki (GER, Tennis Beauty)

Sabine Lisicki made waves around the tennis world a few days back, as she shocked French Open Champion Li Na 李娜 at the Second Round of Wimbledon. Lisicki, a wild card entry, utilized her booming serves and fancy forehand to eke out a well-earned win over Li, 3-6, 6-4, 8-6.
Lisicki in action (Photo from Christian Mesiano)
Prior to the aforesaid match, Lisicki had reached the 2009 quarterfinals of Wimbledon. An ankle injury cut short her breakout season, where she ranked as high as No. 22. As she recuperated from her injury, her WTA ranking fell "outside 200."

With Lisicki's groundbreaking win over Li and her recovery from the injuries of the years past, Lisicki is on target to at least match her 2009 record at the All-England Club.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Supporting the Livestrong Foundation

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Visit the Philippines!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Almudena Cid (SPA, Gymnastics Beauty)

In an event where prepubescent girls reign supreme, Almudena Cid at 30 years old is a dinosaur - a beautiful one at that! The Spanish individual rhythmic gymnast is the oldest active competitor in the discipline.

Photo from Wikipedia

Cid has been a member of Spain's gymnastics squad since 1994. To date, she has competed in a total of four Olympics (1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008) - reaching the finals in Atlanta and Sydney. The Spaniard placed 9th in her discipline in both 1996 and 2000, an impressive feat considering the hegemony of Eastern European athletes in the event.