Famous athletes at the peak of their careers and now (15 photos)
Who said that women are the weaker sex? The girls from this selection are stronger and more resilient than many men, because from an early age they trained to become champions. They wrote their names in the history of world sports. Let's take a look at these famous women at the peak of their careers and see what they look like now.
Maria Sharapova, tennis player
Serena Williams, tennis player
Olympic champion Serena Williams needs no introduction - her name and victories are on everyone’s lips. She is also known for her marriage to the founder of the Internet platform Reddit, Alexis Ohanian.
Elena Isinbaeva, pole vaulter
Laysan Utyasheva, rhythmic gymnast
Laysan Utyasheva is a famous athlete and winner of many international competitions. She was supposed to participate in the Olympic Games in Beijing, for which she prepared diligently, but due to a complex injury (which, by the way, could not be diagnosed for a very long time) and its consequences, Laysan had to leave big sport in 2006.
Lisa Leslie, basketball player
Danica Patrick, racing driver
Danica Patrick is one of the most successful racing drivers in history. In 2008 in Japan, she won the Indy 300 championship and became the first woman to become an IndyCar Series champion.
Venus Williams, tennis player
Dara Torres, swimmer
Allison Stokke, track and field athlete
Laura Kenny, cyclist
Lindsey Vonn, skier
Anna Kournikova, tennis player
Anna Kournikova is the former first racket of the world and the wife of the famous Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias. The couple has been in a relationship for 22 years and has three children.
Simone Biles, gymnast
Megan Rapinoe, soccer player
Irina Slutskaya, figure skater