The only thing better than watching a hot athlete play is, well, watching them. Between all of that running, jumping, bicep bending, balancing and whatever it is curlers do, they’ve got the sleekest, most toned bodies around.
And you know what? Some of them are single. At least they were at the time this article was published. So enjoy this slideshow and get moving before they get snapped up.
10. Calvin Johnson
This cut, speedy Detroit Lions wide receiver is so cool, his nickname is Megatron. You know, after the transformer. But be careful. There’s someone on Twitter who claims to be his girlfriend and roves around comment boards taking down other wannabes. So if you want this guy, you better get your trollin’ hat on.
9. Nicole Hage
Hear that sizzling sound on the golf course? No, that’s not those steaks you’re grilling (though we’ve got to say, they’re looking great). That’s 27 year old golfer Nicole Hage. Nicole’s obsession with the green began at the age of five and carried her through her years at Auburn to secure a spot on the LPGA tour. Now she’s modeling for her sponsor, Lexus in her off-time, and sitting on golf bags for fun.
8. Jeremy Campbell
Long before Jeremy Campbell won gold in the 2008 Beijing Summer Paralympics for pentathlon and discus throw, he was gold in our hearts. Reporters often ask him about that little habit he has of breaking boundaries and redefining our perceptions of people with disabilities, but he says he just loves his sport. Now, just fall in love with us…
7. Shelby Shipley
Her brother may be a star on the Cincinnati Bengals, but basketball guard Shelby Shipley is a star in her own right. Whether she’s stealing balls or blocking shots for her home team, Abilene Christian, she gets the job done. And she looks pretty cute while doing it, too, if this picture has anything to say about it.
6. Danell Leyva
He’s only twenty years old and already he’s an all-around gold medalist and world champion on the parallel bars. He’s our next great hope for the upcoming Olympics and and will be sure to parallel bar his way right into your heart. Yeah, we went there.
5. Sasha Cohen
She came out of nowhere to win the silver metal in figure skating in 2006. Six years later, she’s still wowing the crowds and looking a whole lot better than her name twin, Sacha Baron Cohen, while doing so. One thing is for sure: she’s no Borat on ice. And that’s a good thing.
4. Michael Phelps
Ah, seems like yesterday Michael Phelps was gracing every sports magazine in that form fitting swimsuit that traced every ridge of every muscle. And, lucky for us, his relationships are just as thin as that suit. So get in line!
3. Bridget Dwyer
Whether she’s tearing up the golf course in khaki or crawling up the beach like a lioness in a bikini, Bridget Dwyer brings the sexy. She graduated from UCLA with a 3.6 in 2004 and has applied her smarts to a variety of tours so far. And let’s not forget her appearance on the Golf Channel’s reality show, The Big Break.
Wait a second…the Golf Channel has a reality show?
2. Apolo Anton Ohno
Though there are some rumors he’s dating Julianne Hough, his partner on Dancing With the Stars, this eight-time short track speed medalist says he’s too focused on his athletic career to have be doubled up. At least for now. Skate on over to Seattle and see if you can change that.
1. Allison Stokke
She hates the attention her good looks bring her, but, alas, there are few available athletes as attractive as pole vaulter Allison Stokke. We won’t belabor the point here. Just take a look at the photo and you can see why the witty trolls on the internet have been making stupid jokes about having “a pole she can mount” since her college debut.
There are plenty of available athletes out there, so put on those running shoes and be ready to meet the fit superstar of your dreams!