Saturday, 11 July 2009
Name: Kristi Leskinen
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Birthplace: Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Date of birth: February 10, 1981
Notes: Kristi may look like some kind of Swedish blond bombshell but she's actually from sweet ol' Pennsylvania. She was #90 in FHM's list of 100 sexiest women in 2005 and you can see why.
At Winter X Games IX, Leskinen won a bronze medal in the Women's Superpipe. Kristi was the first woman ever to pull a rodeo 720—two rotations, head pointed to the earth.
Kristi also appears in ABC's "The Superstars" along with other wannabes who aren't really super or stars.
Friday, 10 July 2009
Name: Maria Verchenova
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Date of birth: 27 March, 1986
Notes: Moscow-born Maria is the first Russian woman to play on the Ladies European Tour. She picked up golf at the age of 12 and was coached by her father. Making it into our gallery is (probably) her current career highlight.
Enjoy the pictures, golf-fans.
"I am looking at Maria [Sharapova], not because of the way she looks but because of the way she plays, (...) I think Russian women are strong mentally. They are trying really hard and they are achieving things."
“I always like to bring something extra special to the golf course, so if I’m wearing sexier, more stylish stuff like a shorter skirt or a nice tennis-style dress and people notice then great. ”