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Women Athletes Exude Glamour at 2016 ESPYs

Women Athletes Exude Glamour at 2016 ESPYs 1

Lindsay Vonn, a pro skier and Olympic gold medalist, went all out for the 2016 Espys Awards. She showed off her glam looks along with other pro athletes who we’re used to seeing in far less sexy athletic wear. Check out 19 photos!

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Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie attends the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater last night in Los Angeles. She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner.

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Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. Her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women’s victory in an IndyCar Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 the highest finish ever by a woman.

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Professional snowboarder Chloe Kim, 16, dazzled in a red gown. Kim was too young to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but earned silver in the superpipe event at the 2014 Winter X Games behind Kelly Clark.

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Soccer player Christen Press wore a floor-length gown with a thigh split and a halter top that exposed her shoulders. She plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States women’s national soccer team. She is a World Cup champion.

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Tatyana McFadden is a Russian-born United States Paralympian athlete competing in the category T54. McFadden has won 10 Paralympic medals in multiple Summer Paralympic Games. She’s been nominated for an ESPY six times and won this year.

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Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer is a Canadian American professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. As a forward, she is currently signed by FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League.

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April Ross is a professional beach volleyball player. In the 2012 London Olympics, Ross won the silver medal losing to Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings. Ross is now teaming with Walsh for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Golfer Chelsea Pezzola is a rising star. At the University of Michigan she made Academic All-Big Ten in golf. She is currently in Florida trying to play her way onto the LPGA tour via the Sun Coast and Symetra tours, according to Golf.com.

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Nzingha Prescod is an American foil fencer. She won the bronze medal at the 2015 World Fencing Championships. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Columbia University.

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Professional wrestler Summer Rae wore an arresting long-sleeve black gown with stunning cutouts that flashed her cleavage. She’s also a model, actress and former American football player.

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Summer, real name Danielle Moinet, was born in Manhasset, New York. She played with the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League (LFL) from 2008 to 2011.

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Dancer Cheryl Burke is best known for her role on ABC’s Dancing with the Star. She was the first female professional to win the show and the first professional to win twice, consecutively.

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Professional wrestler Nikki Bella, real name Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, is a two-time WWE Divas Champion. She was ranked #1 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Female 50 in 2015 and often wrestles with twin sister Brie.

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Breanna Stewart is in her rookie year with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Stewart won an ESPY for ‘Best Female Athlete.’ and ‘Best Female Collegiate Athlete.’ She was picked first overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

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Lolo Jones is well known in track and field. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at Louisiana State University. She competed in the 2012 summer Olympics.

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Lolo also competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. She is a member of the US womens’ bobsled team and rides as the brakewoman.

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Victoria Arlen is a paralympian swimmer and spokesperson for those with disabilities. Arlen lost the use of her legs due to a rare viral disease called transverse myelitis which also left her in a coma for nearly three years.

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