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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


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.