Olympic star Alica Schmidt reveals she hates being called ‘world’s sexiest athlete’

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 25, 2021 04:00 PM2021-07-25T16:00:00+5:302021-07-25T16:00:00+5:30

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THE 'world's sexiest athlete' Alica Schmidt is set to light up Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The 22-year-old runner has racked up an incredible 1.8million followers on Instagram, posting glamorous pictures that have seen her dubbed the 'sexiest athlete in the world'.

Brushing off her sex symbol status, Alica insists that "the focus is on sport" and, while happy to share sultry snaps with her fans, turned down an offer from Playboy to pose in the nude.

A talented track and field prodigy who grew up in Worms, west Germany, Schmidt got her big break at the 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships.

Being blessed with beauty has hasn't stopped her focussing on being an athlete, and she certainly doesn't define herself by her Insta-fame.She once said: "The focus is on sport—clearly.

Crowned the 'World's Sexiest Athlete', Schmidt is uncomfortable with that moniker."I do not know why I got this title. Sport clearly comes first," she once said.

On Instagram she has become the poster girl for her sport, as well as a model for Puma. The sports giants are said to pay Alica a huge amount to pose in their latest sportswear. Many other health and fitness companies have approached her to promote their products.

Back in September, Schmidt sent social media wild when she turned up as Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund's fitness coach.She was invited to the club's training complex where she gave the stars a workout of her own.

There, she performed a series of lunges and stretches alongside Thomas Meunier, Felix Passlack as well as Swiss international Manuel Akanji.

Schmidt also gave Mats Hummels a 400m race where she left the centre-back for dead.Inevitably, being a sex symbol has meant that Schmidt is flooded with offers for photoshoots.