Over the years we have seen a lot of beautiful women coming through in different sports, from all over the world and, while some of them have also gone on to prove themselves as being competitive in the sport, there are others who have actually become more famous for their looks. Here we take a look at a few of those athletes who are better known for their looks than their achievement in their sport.
First up with have the beautiful Paraguayan javelin star Leryn Franco, who is the number one at the event in her country but has failed to live up to the early expectations of her career. While Leryn did take part in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008, she has still become better known on a global scale for her looks than her javelin skills.
Next up we have arguably the most beautiful tennis players to ever pick up a racket in Anna Kournikova. While Anna has become one of the most famous tennis players to ever play the game, she has never really lived up to her potential on the court and has become more remembered for her good looks and her modelling work.
Finally comes the youngest of the three in the American athlete Allison Stokke, who competes at the pole vault when she is not modelling with very few clothes on. While there were high hopes for Allison Stokke from a young age, the athlete failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics and, like the other two, is now best known for her looks.
There are plenty more athletes who have become better known for their looks than their sport, so feel free to share some of your favourites with us.