Found August 11, 2012 on
The Slanch Report:
To honor the London Games and the athletes participating in them, The Slanch Report will be bringing you THRICE DAILY a Hot Olympian of the Day. Each day we will bring you three (likely unknown-to-you) Olympians who, while maybe not quite worthy of a place on the medal stand, certainly are worth being placed on a pedestal for us to enjoy. Celebrate them all on the Hot Olympians page.
Russian high jump Anna Chicherova won the gold in London, adding another medal to an already crowded trophy case which includes the world championship in 2011 and a 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal. Prior to becoming pregnant in 2010 and taking the season off, Chicherova, 30, was regularly the runner-up but when she returned to competition in 2011 she started dominating. So let that be a lesson to everyone, kids make you stronger. For more of this radiant Russian, click the READ MORE button below.
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Anna Chicherova of Russia won the women's Olympic high jump gold medal Saturday.
Chicherova, who returned to competition and won the world title last year after taking the 2010 season off to have a baby, cleared 2.05 meters to win the title.
Brigetta Barrett of the United States won the silver with fewer misses than Svetlana Shkolina of Russia. Both cleared 2.03 meters.
I don’t know how Russian High Jumper Anna Chicherova did it…and I’m not talking about the Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
I spent the morning scanning lists of the Hottest Olympic athletes of the 2012 Olympics from the New York Daily News, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, etc. Not one. I repeat, NONE, had Chicherova.
If you check out the gallery below, I think...