America The Beautiful: Our Hottest 2012 Olympians

Trey Hardee
Sam Mikulak
Ryan Lochte
Nathan Adrian
Natalie Coughlin
Jen Kessy
Emma Coburn
Danell Leyva
Chris Paul
Alise Post
Allyson Felix
Ashton Eaton
Brittany Viola
Jesse Williams
Jonathan Horton
Jordan Burroughs
Julie Zetlin
Marlen Esparza
McKayla Maroney
Michael Phelps
T'erea Brown
Tyson Gay
Trey Hardee Sam Mikulak Ryan Lochte Nathan Adrian Natalie Coughlin Jen Kessy Emma Coburn Danell Leyva Chris Paul Alise Post Allyson Felix Ashton Eaton Brittany Viola Jesse Williams Jonathan Horton Jordan Burroughs Julie Zetlin Marlen Esparza McKayla Maroney Michael Phelps T'erea Brown Tyson Gay
By Lauren Kaplan July 13, 2012
Sport: Track & Field

Event: Decathlon

Achievements: Hardee won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 2011 World Athletics Championships.
Sport: Gymnastics

Event: All-around

Achievements: Mikulak is the first male gymnast from the University of Michigan to represent the US in the Olympics.
Sport: Swimming

Event: Backstroke, freestyle, medley

Achievements: He’s taken home 3 gold medals, a silver and 2 bronze in past Olympics.
Sport: Swimming

Event: Freestyle

Achievements: Adrian won a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in the 4x100m freestyle.
Sport: Swimming

Event: Backstroke, butterfly, freestyle, medley

Achievements: Coughlin has won 3 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 4 bronze medals in previous Olympic games.
Sport: Beach volleyball

Teammate: April Ross

Achievements: Kessy and teammate Ross were named the USA Volleyball Beach Team of the Year in 2009.
Sport: Track & Field

Event: 3000m Steeple Chase, 5000m

Achievements: She currently holds the record for the American junior 3000m Steeple Chase, which she set in 2009.
Sport: Gymnastics

Event: All-around; specialist on Horizontal and Parallel Bars

Achievements: Leyva took home the gold for Parallel Bars in the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.
Sport: Basketball

Position: Point Guard

Achievements: Paul was a member of the team that took the gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Sport: Cycling

Event: Bicycle Motocross (BMX)

Achievements: She is the youngest female to hold the National No. 1 Pro Women’s title.
Sport: Track & Field

Event: 100 m, 200 m, 400 m

Achievements: Felix won a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics as a member of the US women’s 4 x 400 meters team.
Sport: Track & Field

Event: Decathlon, Heptathlon

Achievements: Eaton placed second to Trey Hardee in the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.
Sport: Diving

Event: 10M Platform

Achievements: Viola won the NCAA Championship in both 2008 and 2011 in the 10M platform.
Sport: Track & Field

Event: High Jump

Achievements: Williams won the World Outdoor Championships in 2011.
Sport: Gymnastics

Event: All-around

Achievements: Horton is a two-time US National All-Around Champion and won the 2008 Olympic silver medal on high bar.
Sport: Freestyle Wrestling

Achievements: Burroughs was the 4th wrestler ever to win a NCAA championship and World Championship in the same year, 2011.
Sport: Rhythmic Gymnastics

Event: All-around

Achievements: Zetlin is the US Senior National Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Sport: Boxing

Weight Class: Featherweight

Achievements: She is the first American woman to qualify for the Olympics in the first year that women’s boxing will be an Olympic event.
Sport: Gymnastics

Event: All-around

Achievements: She is the 2011 World Vault Champion.
Sport: Swimming

Event: Backstroke, butterfly, freestyle, individual medley

Achievements: Phelps has won 14 Olympic gold medals since the Athens 2004 games.
Sport: Track & Field

Event: Hurdling

Achievements: Brown recently won the 400m hurdle competition at the Adidas Grand Prix.
Sport: Track & Field

Event: 100 m, 200 m

Achievements: Gay suffered a hamstring injury at the 2008 Olympic Trials, but he’s back for the 2012 games.
The best part about the summer Olympics is watching our favorite athletes strut their stuff for two weeks straight. Some we're seeing for the first time, but there are a few we can’t get enough of. As far as we’re concerned, they’re all gold medalists in the hot bods categories. Here are the ones that we’re most excited to watch compete.
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