The Hottest Women Beach Volleyball Players Of The 2016 Rio Olympics

Women Beach Volleyball Players, Rio Olympics 2016

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Women’s beach volleyball has hands down been one of the highlights of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The competition has been fierce, and the ladies have been looking gorgeous. Whoever decided to make bikinis the official uniform of women’s beach volleyball deserves a Nobel Prize. Talk about a humanitarian.

The field of 24 teams is now down to just four, as the tournament has reached the semifinals. There’s no better way to recap the action and get ready for the remaining games than by taking a look at the hottest beach volleyball players of Rio.



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Harry How/Getty Images

April Ross – USA

Age: 34

April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings have made it to the semifinals to face Ágatha Bednarczuk and Bárbara Seixas of Brazil. This is Ross’ first Olympics with Walsh Jennings, but she did win silver with Jennifer Kessy at the 2012 Games.


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Kerri Walsh Jennings – USA

Age: 38

Walsh Jennings won three straight gold medals with Misty May-Treanor at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Games. After May-Treanor’s retirement, Walsh Jennings paired up with Ross, and the duo is currently in the semifinals.


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BeachMajors/MartinSteinthaler/Instagram

Elsa Baquerizo & Liliana Fernández – Spain

Ages: Elsa (29) & Liliana (29)

This was Elsa and Liliana’s second straight Olympics together, and in both Games they were eliminated in the round of 16. In 2012, they were eliminated by Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti of Italy, and in 2016, Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Ukolova of Russia sent them home.


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Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Joana Heidrich & Nadine Zumkehr – Switzerland

Age: Joana (24) & Nadine (31)

This was Joana and Nadine’s first Olympics together, and they made it to the quarterfinals before getting eliminated by Talita Antunes and Larissa França of Brazil in a 2-1 nail-biter.


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Louise Bawden & Taliqua Clancy – Australia

Ages: Louise (35) & Taliqua (24)

This was Louise and Taliqua’s first Olympics together, and they had a very solid showing in Rio. They made it to the quarterfinals before getting swept by Ross and Walsh Jennings of the USA .


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Larissa França & Talita Antunes – Brazil

Ages: Larissa (34) & Talita (33)

Larissa won bronze at the 2012 Olympics with Juliana Silva, but this is her first Games with Talita. The pair has been playing great, and they are set to face Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany in the semifinals.


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Madelein Meppelink & Marleen van Iersel – The Netherlands

Ages: Madelein (26) & Marleen (28)

This was the pair’s first Olympics together, and they made it to the round of 16 before losing 2-1 to Heidrich and Zumkehr of Switzerland.


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Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images for FIVB

Brooke Sweat & Lauren Fendrick – USA

Ages: Brooke (30) & Lauren (34)

Both Brooke and Lauren made their Olympic debuts in Rio. Unfortunately, they went 0-3 in group play and finished last in Pool A.


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Barbora Hermannová & Markéta Sluková – Czech Republic

Ages: Barbora (25) & Markéta (28)

This was the pair’s first Olympics together, and they went 1-2 in Pool B. This gave them a spot in the lucky loser playoffs, where they would lose 2-1 to Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Birlova of Russia.


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Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images for FIVB

Olaya Pazo & Norisbeth Agudo – Venezuela

Ages: Olaya (33) & Norisbeth (24)

Both Olaya and Norisbeth made their Olympic debuts in Rio, and they made it to the lucky loser playoffs after going 1-2 in Pool F. They would lose their next match 2-0 to Karla Borger and Britta Büthe of Germany.


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Steve Haag/Getty Images for FIVB

Evgenia Ukolova & Ekaterina Birlova – Russia

Ages: Evgenia (27) & Ekaterina (29)

This was the duo’s second straight Olympic appearance. In 2012, they lost to Xue Chen and Zhang Xi of China in the round of 16. In 2016, they advanced all the way to the quartefinals before getting swept by Ágatha Bednarczuk and Bárbara Seixas of Brazil.


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Jamie Broder & Kristina Valjas – Canada

Ages: Jamie (31) & Kristina (29)

Both Jamie and Kristina made their Olympic debuts in Rio, and they were eliminated by Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan of Canada in the round of 16.


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Ágatha Bednarczuk & Bárbara Seixas – Brazil

Ages: Ágatha (33) & Bárbara (29)

Both Ágatha and Bárbara are making their Olympic debuts in Rio, and they are most definitely making the most out of the opportunity. They are set to face Walsh Jennings and Ross in the semifinals.


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Harry Engels/Getty Images for FIVB

Marta Menegatti – Italy

Age: 25

This was Marta’s second straight Olympic temperance. In 2012, Marta and Greta Cicolari made it to the round of 16 before getting eliminated by May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings of the USA. In 2016, Marta and Laura Giombini were sent home by Ross and Walsh Jennings in the round of 16.


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Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Anouk Verge-Depre – Switzerland

Age: 24

Anouk made her Olympic debut at Rio with partner and fellow first-timer Isabelle Forrer. The duo got swept by Ludwig and Walkenhorst of Germany in the round of 16.

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