Like the majority of surfers (and many athletes, in general), Blanchard puts her life at danger almost every time she enters the ocean to perform her sport. Every day, surfers suffer injuries or, worse still, are attacked by sharks, as was the case with one of her pals in front of her. She didn’t let it deter her, though. She quickly returned to the board and continued doing what she loved.
Alana Blanchard, in addition to being an excellent surfer, is also a swimsuit model who appears in advertisements for Curl Swimwear and who just inked an endorsement agreement with Reebok. She has more than 1.8 million followers on Instagram, where she maintains a very active presence.
Given that Lee Lacy, Jennifer Lacy’s father, played baseball in the Major League, it seems natural that she would pursue a career in sports. She joined the WNBA after playing basketball for Pepperdine University during her time there. She traveled to China between 2008 and 2009 to play for Beijing Shougang during the off-season.
She was assaulted in 2013 by her ex-girlfriend, former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw, who fired and poured gasoline on her car while she was driving it. Fortunately, she escaped unharmed from the attack, and Holdsclaw was detained as punishment.
This Italian professional tennis player made her Women’s Tennis Association debut in 2011 after winning her maiden International Tennis Federation competition in 2009. She finished the year with a total of 36 victories the same year and advanced to the Raleigh finals.
She won her first WTA championship in 2015 and, three years later, reached her career-high ranking of #26. Giorgi is quite active on both her official Facebook page, which has 280,000 followers, and her Instagram account, where she routinely publishes pictures of herself for her 237,000 fans.
This Italian professional beach volleyball player began competing before she turned ten years old. She now holds two gold medals, seven silver medals, and seven bronze medals from the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. She and the other members of the Italian women’s national team won their maiden World Tour championship in September of 2015.
She dated Alex Rangheri, a professional volleyball player from her nation, for a period. She has approximately 50,000 followers on Instagram, where she is frequently active.
Gabby, an incredibly gifted professional gymnast, learned how to perform her first cartwheel from her elder sister when she was only a little child. By the time she was eight years old, Gabby was already a gold winner. At the age of 14, she began a full-time training regimen, and by 2010, she was winning gold in important contests. She and the other members of the Fierce Five, who won the team gold in the London Summer Olympics, had a breakthrough year in 2012.
As the All-Around Gold Medalist, Gabby added one of her own. She was the first African American to achieve so in the history of the games. She is working hard in the gym right now in preparation for Tokyo 2020.