Famous athletes at the peak of their careers and now (15 photos)

1 December 2023

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

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