Tokyo Olympics: 10 hottest women of track and field from Alica Schmidt to Allyson Felix
As athletes across the globe warm-up for Tokyo Olympics, here's a look at the hottest women - from Allyson Felix to Alica Schmidt - taking part in track and field events this year
As we inch closer to the Tokyo Olympics, all eyes are on the various teams picked by nations participating in the global sports event.
The upcoming international multi-sport event is scheduled to be held from Friday, July 23, to Sunday, August 8, in Tokyo, Japan. As the athletes across the globe warm-up for the biggest tournament of their lives, we take a look at some of the hottest women taking part in track and field events this year.
Canadian pole vaulter Robin Bone is hoping to clinch a podium finish in Tokyo. The Olympic hopeful's first love was gymnastics but was forced to give it up following several concussions. Bone subsequently shifted her focus to the pole vault, and famously wears a helment when she vaults in a bid to protect herself from future injuries.
Ivona Dadic is an Austrian track and field athlete of Bosnian Croat descent. She competed in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and has placed 3rd in the European Championships and 2nd in the European Indoor Championships.
A celebrated pole vaulter for the United States, Sandi Morris won a silver medal at the sport in the 2016 Olympics currently holds the outdoor world record for pole vaulting. That said, Morris is reportedly also an animal and jeep lover.
A seasoned hurdler and sprinter for the United States, Queen Harrison competed at the 2008 Olympics for the 400m hurdles. In 2010, she won the NCAA Outdoor 100m and 400m hurdles and became the first woman to win both events in the same year.
Heptathlon specialist Chantae McMillan is a track athlete from the United States. She qualified and participated in the 2012 Olympics in London, however couldn't make the cut for the 2016 Olympics. McMillan attended the University of Nebraska and is reportedly the most accomnplished athlete in the school's history.
Lolo jones is a veteran track athlete for United States in the 60 and 100-meter hurdles. While she has been around for a long time, her performances just keep getting better. What's more? Aside from track events, Jones is also a member of the US bobsled team, where she is known to make the best of her sprinting skills.
A sprinter who has also competed in the heptathlon, Dutch track athlete Dafne Schippers won a silver medal in the 200m dash at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She also won the also won the 2015 and 2017 World Championships.
Lasitskene is a Russian athlete who specializes in the high jump. She won the gold medal at the 2015, 2017, and 2019 World Championships. The three-time world champion was picked by ROC on its 10-strong athletics team for the Tokyo Olympics under rules limiting the size of its squad owing to a longstanding doping dispute. She will be looking to clinch gold this time around as well.
American track and field sprinter Allyson Felix will be returning to her fifth Olympics later this month. At age 35, Felix has had a roller-coaster four years since Rio, where she took part in the 400m and 4x400m relay. She will be looking to add a couple of Olympic medals to her collection this summer.
German hurdler and relay racer Alica Schmidt is probably the most famous Olympic athlete in the world right now. The 21-year-old, considered one of the hottest athletes to ever grace the field, has delivered impressive performances at the junior level and first turned heads when she helped Germany take silver in the 4×400 relay at 2017’s European Athletics Under-20 Championships.
Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with health guidelines, the event will not allow international and local spectators to be present in person at the events. Despite being rescheduled for 2021, the event retains the Tokyo 2020 name for marketing and branding purposes.