Top 10 most beautiful post-soviet sportswomen of London-201214 august 2012, 12:41
Integration Fund along with NewsEffector monitoring agency polled 17.2 thousand people from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to identify the most beautiful female athletes from post soviet space who participated in the 2012 London Olympic Games. The poll was conducted on July 27 – August 12, 2012.
Here are the Top 10 most beautiful post-soviet sportswomen of London-2012:
1. Karolina Sevastyanova (Russia), a rhythmic gymnast. She won gold at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore. In 2012 she won gold in the group all-round event of the 2012 Summer Olumpics.
Karolina Sevastyanova. Photo courtesy of vk.com
2. Kseniya Vdovina (Russia), a sprint athlete. She is a silver winner of the 2010 World Championship and a two-time winner of the European Junior Cup. She did not win any medal in the London-2012 however.
Kseniya Vdovina. Photo courtesy of vk.com
3. Mariya Sharapova (Russia), a tennis player. Mariya’s biggest titles include the 4-time winner of the Grand Slam tournaments and the winner of 27 WTA tournaments. She won a silver medal at the London Olympics-2012. Sharapova was the most searched-for athlete on Yahoo! in 2005 and 2008. In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time, and in March 2012 was named one of the "100 Greatest of All Time" by Tennis Channel.
Mariya Sharapova. Photo courtesy of www.anekdotets.ru
4. Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia), a pole vaulter. The 30-y.o. beauty won two gold medals in the previous two Olympics. The hopes of the millions of fans broke when Yelena won only bronze at the London-2012. Isinbayeva is a former army officer; she has an MBA and continues her studies in a Ukrainian university.
Yelena Isinbayeva. Photo courtesy of manjr.com
5. Anna Alyabyeva (Kazakhstan), a rhythmic gymnast. Anna is a champion of 2010 Asian Games, 2009 Asian Champion and a prize-winner of several stages of the World Cup.
Anna Alyabyeva. Photo courtesy of www.kazpravda.kz
6. Ulyana Trofimova (Uzbekistan), a rhythmic gymnast. This young sportswoman failed to win any medals at the London Games-2012 but made a good performance and brought a lot of joy to her fans.
Ulyana Trofimova. Photo courtesy of www.uzbekistonovozi.uz
7. Aleksandra Gerasimenya (Belarus), a swimmer. She specialises in sprint freestyle and backstroke events. She is a winner of 2011 World Championship in free-style 100m and a silver-winner of 2010 European Championship. She won two silver medals at the London-2012.
Aleksandra Gerasimenya. Photo courtesy of mojazarplata.by
8. Yuliya Yelistratova (Ukraine), a triathlete. Yuliya is a two-time winner of the European Junior Championship and a winner of the World Cup’s round. She is European U23 Champion of the year 2009, Number 1 in the ITU ranking (Women’s Standing) of the year 2009 with by far the highest “total number of races”, several times National Champion in various categories. She won no medals at London-2012.
Yuliya Yelistratova. Photo courtesy of www.blik.ua
9. Aliya Mustafina (Russia), an artistic gymnast. Aliya is the absolute World Champion of 2010, three-time vice-champion of the world 2010 in several exercises, a champion and a two-time silver winner of 2010 European Championship. Mustafina is the most decorated gymnast, male or female, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, having won four medals including the silver in the team all-around, the bronze in the individual all-around final, the gold in the uneven bars final, and the bronze in the floor final.
Aliya Mustafina. Photo courtesy of bestsportsmen.ru
10. Viktoriya Rybalko (Ukraine), a long jumper. On the professional arena Viktoriya finished fourth at the 2006 and 2010 European Athletics Championships and seventh at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships. She was 11th at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan in 2007 and 8th at the Indoor World Championships in Doha, Qatar. She competed in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Viktoriya Rybalko. Photo courtesy of manjr.com