18 Hottest Athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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15. Lauren Sesselmann

COUNTRY: Canada

SPORT: Soccer

Raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sesselmann gained Canadian citizenship in 2010 and played for the Canadian national team in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup—Canada lost to England in the quarterfinals. She is a defender.

16. Damian De Allende

COUNTRY: South Africa

SPORT: Rugby

Manning centre or wing position, De Allende has played for rugby squads in Japan and South Africa. This year is the Olympic debut for Rugby Sevens, or rugby with seven players per team.

17. Mikaela Mayer

COUNTRY: USA

SPORT: Boxer

A three-time USA boxing champion, Mayer will compete in the lightweight class. She did not pick up boxing until she was 17.

 

18. Matheus Santana

COUNTRY: Brazil

SPORT: Swimming

Santana broke the junior world record twice for the 400 meter free in 2014. This will be his first Olympic Games.

Good luck (gawking) at the 2016 Olympic Games!

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