Summer Olympics 2012

12 Hot Female Olympians

Let the London games begin! Slide to see why these medal contenders are bringing the heat on and off the field

ROMY TARANGUL, GERMANY

Sport: Judo
Though she only stands 5 ft., 3 in. tall, the 24-year-old German native packs a wallop, representing her country in judo in the half-lightweight class. She can boast silver and bronze medals in world and European championships, but in London she's seeking to make up for walking away from Beijing empty-handed in 2008. She came in a disappointing ninth at those Olympic Games, but still won a lot of exposure – she posed nude in German edition of Playboy afterward.



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