Kazakhstan's Sabina Altynbekova among most beautiful Asian athletes24 march 2015, 02:12
“When we talk about the most beautiful athletes from Asia, Sabina Altynbekova who became very popular in 2014 immediately comes to the mind. But there are also representatives of other sports, who can make a good competitors for her. Intrigued?” the story says.
Sabina Altynbekova was one of the Kazakh girls playing volleyball for Kazakhstan’s Junior Volleyball Team until Chinese fans noticed her at the 17th Asian Junior Women's Volleyball Championship. It is a life changer for the 18-year-old girl.
The young Kazakh kawaii received a number of invitations from various fashion projects, but Sabina declined them all since she wanted to focus on volleyball. Therefore, it is not even a surprise that Sabina is on this list.
Apart from Sabina, the Indonesian sports portal decided to put Zhao Lina, a 23-year-old goalkeeper from the Chinese women's national soccer team, on the list of the most beautiful Asian athletes. It is probably not Zhao Lina’s excellent skills at the field, but her model-like face and figure that attract attention to the 187-centimetre-tall athlete.
Zhao Lina. Photo courtesy of Kenh14
Another Asian beauty in the list is Tania Sachdev, an Indian chess player, who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
Tania Sachdev. Photo courtesy of Echecs Photos
24-year-old Rizki Amelia, an Indonesian badminton player, who specializes in doubles, is also one of the most beautiful sportswomen hailing from Asia.
Rizki Amelia. Photo courtesy of GGIntersport
Chinese female diver Guo Jingjing, who announced retirement in 2011, is another beautiful athlete on the list. Guo is tied with her partner Wu Minxia for winning the most Olympic medals (6) of any female diver and she also won the 3m springboard event at five consecutive World Championships.
Guo Jingjing. Photo courtesy of China Daily
Mao Asada is one of the most recognized Japanese athletes. A figure skater famous for her flexibility, expressive step sequences and triple axel jumps holds the silver medal from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games as well as three gold medals from the World Championships of 2008, 2010 and 2014.
Photo courtesy of Siastars14
Writing by Assel Satubaldina, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina