Female Athletes’ Struggle: They must train hard, compete against top competitors and deal with gender stereotypes which dictate what constitutes attractiveness for women – sending a powerful message about women not having it all. Young girls looking up to athletes may feel discouraged by having to choose between their looks and accomplishments. This article shines a spotlight on 23 female athletes who have received criticism due to their looks rather than athletic abilities; some athletes even use their beauty and sexuality to their advantage! We dive headfirst into this complex world to show you all its good, bad and ugly sides; check out our list of stunning female athletes whose beauty comes at a steep cost.
1. Lieke Klaver
Lieke Klaver rose to social media stardom with her impressive performances on the track and stunning looks, earning a lot of support on TikTok even though she did not win any medal at Tokyo 2021 Olympics. Users have taken to extolling her virtues and even declaring plans to move there, with many users declaring plans for relocation jokingly.
As a result, Klaver has seen her social media following grow exponentially from 275,000 to close to 500,000 since January. As a sprint race specialist training nine times weekly with Sunday being her rest day; Klaver posts fitness-related content to her Instagram page while also enjoying spending time with family, friends and hitting the beach – perhaps it is time for her to open a TikTok account now given all this attention she’s been receiving?