Nowadays, there are so many beautiful female athletes that the faces and appearances can match famous models or celebrities. Unfortunately, only few of those athletes have achievements that can match their beauties, as many of them only act as eye candy to attract male audience to sport events.
Now, let's learn about some Asian female athletes that not only as beautiful as Asian models, but also have great accomplishments, thus they also can be categorized as sport legends. Here they are:
1. Guo Jingjing (Diver/China)
Born: October 15, 1981 in Hebei, China
Made her debut Chinese national team in 1992, Guo first competed at the Olympics in 1996. However, only in 2004 Olympics in Athens that she managed to won her first gold medal. She has managed to win 4 gold medals (2 in Athens, 2 in Beijing 2008), and 2 silver medals (both in Sydney 2000), which makes her collect more Olympic medals than any other female diver. Besides Olympics, Guo Jingjing has won 10 gold medals and 1 silver medal in World Championships!
Guo Jingjing announced her retirement in 2011.
2. Jeanette Lee (Pool/Korea)
Born: July 9, 1971 in New York, US.
Well, it's true that Jeanette Lee was born in US and has an American citizenship, but she was born to an immigrant Korean family in Brooklyn, New York (her birth name is LEE Jin-Hee). She was nicknamed "The Black Widow" by her friends because of how she would "eat people alive" when she got to a pool table. Later, she loves to wear black outfit when competing in pool matches.
She went on to rank as the No. 1 female pool player in the world during the 1990s, and received the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1998. Her most notable achievement is the gold medal for the United States at the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan.
3. Kim Yu Na (Figure Skating/Korea)
Born: September 5, 1990 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Kim Yu Na is the 2010 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles, the 2009 World champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, a three-time (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2009–2010) Grand Prix Final champion, the 2006 World Junior champion, the 2005–2006 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a four-time (2002–2005) South Korean national champion.
Beautiful and has a lot of achievements, Kim Yu Na has become more than an athlete. She is one of the most highly recognized media figures in South Korea, and has starred a lot of commercials, hosted her own TV show, and worked in several singing projects. And she's only 21-year-old!
4. Sania Mirza (Tennis/India)
Born: November 15, 1986 in Mumbai, India
So far, Sania Mirza has only won one WTA singles title at Hyderabad in 2005, and one Grand Slam title, the mixed doubles at the 2009 Australian Open. With this accomplishment, it's probably too much to say that she's a sport legend. However, since she is the first ever Indian to break into the top 30 WTA rankings in singles and top 10 in doubles, at least we can call her as one of the Indian sport legends.
5. Xie Xingfang (Badminton/China)
Born: January 8, 1981 in Guangdong, China
Badminton is probably not a popular sport in America or Europe. But in most Asian countries, its popularity might be only goes under football and basketball. As China is the leader in almost any sports in Asia, it's no wonder that some of the world's best badminton players come from China, including Xie Xingfang.
Xie Xingfang's major titles are including 2 World Championship gold medals (2005, 2006), 3 All England gold medals (2006-2008), 1 World Cup gold medal (2005), and 3 Uber Cup gold medals (2004, 2006, 2008) with Chinese women national team. It's too bad that she hasn't able to complete her achievements with Olympic gold medal, as her best result is only silver medal in 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
So, do you agree that those Asian athletes are look like models? If you like Asian girls, don't forget to check theasianactress.com, where there are plenty of pictures of Asian models, including Baby Margaretha (Indonesia), Anushka Shetty (India), Mikie Hara (Japan), Kim Ha Yul (Korea), Katrina Halili (Philippines), and Elly Tran Ha (Vietnam).