10 TALL ATHLETES WE LOVE
Need inspiration to hit the gym? Look no further than these ten sporting powerhouses… And yes, they’re all women.
Standing at a statuesque 6’4", our girl takes center court playing for Los Angeles Sparks Women’s NBA to a whole new level. Fun fact: she was the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament… pretty cool! *Currently reassessing our own personal fun facts*
This gorgeous Cali girl not only took first place at the first ever Beach Volleyball World Championships, she’s also graced the pages of Elle Magazine as a top model and famous actress. Her tall girl talents are endless!
Despite the 2004 Athens Olympics being her first, Jennie led her softball team to victory, dominating their competitors and winning Gold. Sadly, softball was eliminated as an Olympic sport shortly after, however Jennie still empowers young women to play, learn and grow through coaching camps - and she runs her very own softball academy.
Dripping in Olympic medals (that’s three gold and one bronze to be precise), Kerri is the ultimate 2016 beach volleyballer, both in terms of career titles and career wins. Together with her team mate Misty May-Treanor, she shares the title of 'the greatest beach volleyball team of all time'. #SquadGoals
Leslie is no stranger to Olympic success either, having also won four golds (yep that’s not a typo, FOUR gold medals) in her glittering basketball career. She also has pride of place in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. #TallGirlLifeCrush
Ranked the no.1 female rower in the world since 2015, Glover has won SO many competitions we simply can’t fit them all in to one sentence. In short, her and partner Heather Stanning are World, Olympic, World Cup AND European record holders. Just, WOW.
Our beautiful brand ambassador, Isobel Pooley, raises the bar - literally. Breaking a 32-year old high jump record back in 2014, she consistently inspires us. Not only with her achievements but her motivational comments like: ‘The most important relationship you’ll ever have is the relationship with yourself’. Write it down ladies, write it down.
Vonn is one of six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing, winning 76 World Cup races in her career through to February 2016. She also received the United States Olympic Committee’s Sportswoman of the Year award in 2010 - Lindsey, we salute you!
WORLD RECORD HOLDER ALERT (that deserved the caps lock). Holding the world record for 200-meter backstroke and American records in both 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke, Missy’s successes have earned her 27 medals in international competitions (16 gold, 6 silver & 5 bronze).
Daughter of Croatian decathlon record holder Joško Vlašić, Blanka followed his sporting footsteps, attending her first Olympics in 2000 aged just 16. Marred by injury, the 2012 London Olympics took a miss, however she came back fighting fit and won silver in the Beijing World Championships. Pure tall girl determination. Fist bump.
Fitness tips from an Olympic athlete