Aside from the athleticism, national pride and weird opening ceremonies, our favorite part of the Olympics is checking out all the hotties we can handle. Team USA is certainly giving us a lot to love in these sexy southern Olympians.
David Boudia – Diving – Abilene, TX
This hard-bodied hunk is more than just a pretty face. When he’s not using his mad diving skills to win bronze at the 2012 games, he’s putting his brain to work at Purdue University. Born in Abilene, Texas, David has been a national champion 16 times – that’s nearly one championship for every one of his 23 years. His recent win in London with synchronized diving partner Nicholas McCrory is the first men’s diving medal for Team USA since 1996.
Ryan Lochte – Swimming – Daytona Beach, FL
Ryan Lochte knows how to bring the heat – and not just in the swimming pool. This Daytona Beach hottie just captured his fifth gold medal in London, bringing his total medal count to nine over the past three Olympic Games – and he’s not done yet. This gorgeous man has grabbed a lot of attention for showing his patriotism with a blinged-out stars and stripes grill created by rapper Paul Wall that he flashed alongside his newest gold medal.
Trey Hardee – Track and Field – Birmingham, AL
Alabama sure knows how to grow ‘em! Trey Hardee, who was born and raised in Birmingham, can rock a lot more than the Decathlon with those chiseled features and almost six-and-a-half feet of pure muscle. This is Trey’s second outing for Team USA and win or lose; it will be a treat just to watch this tasty morsel compete. Despite his string of NCAA and World Athletics championships as a decathlete, his original dream was to hit the boards on the basketball court.
John Isner – Tennis –Greensboro, NC
This cutie is currently the highest-ranked male American tennis player and is already showing off his stuff on the court in London. And don’t let his innocent smile fool you – this North Carolina native’s got stamina. John currently holds the record for the world’s longest tennis match, lasting more than 11 hours over three days in 2010’s Wimbledon Championships.
Deontay Wilder – Boxing – Tuscaloosa, AL
There’s just something about a fighter. This fine Tuscaloosa specimen won bronze in 2008 and is back again to represent Team USA in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Deontay got into boxing after the birth of his daughter in 2005, and has been wowing crowds and winning heavyweight titles ever since. Known as the Bronze Bomber, he could clean my clock any day.
Nia Abdallah – Taekwondo – Houston, TX
Don’t let those cheekbones fool you – this Texas hottie can kick ass. Nia was inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame after her silver medal win in Athens in 2004, which made her the first American female to officially medal in Taekwondo at any Olympics. But that’s not enough to make this 12-time Texas champ happy. Nia’s ultimate goal is to be the first woman to claim Taekwondo gold at the Olympics. Once she makes that dream a reality, she plans to settle down and open a day care/Taekwondo center.
Margaux Isaksen – Pentathlon – Fayetteville, AR
A southern cutie with a gun – what more could you want? Margaux burst on the pentathlon scene in 2007 when she took all three U.S. National Championship titles, which helped her qualify for Team USA in 2008. This adorable blondie is back for more in London and if her number one 2011 Senior National Ranking is anything to go by, this former Arkansas farm girl will be sure to make sparks fly across the pond.
Foluke Akinradewo –Volleyball – Plantation, FL
There’s more to this 6’3” Team USA Middle Blocker than legs that go on forever and a dazzling smile. This 2007 and 2008 Pac-10 Player of the Year holds citizenship in three countries – the U.S., Canada and Nigeria, and has quite a crush on John Mayer. Knowing his reputation for going through gorgeous young things, let’s hope Mayer doesn’t catch a glimpse of this girlie on the volleyball court.
Dana Vollmer – Swimming – Granbury, TX
This 6’1” blonde bombshell has already racked up one gold medal in the 2012 games for her outstanding performance in the 100-meter butterfly. Although she currently attends Cal-Berkley, the world-class swimmer calls Granbury, Texas home. In 2000, Dana was the youngest swimmer to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials and even though she didn’t make the team that year, by 2004 she was helping Team USA bring home the gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle. Dana underwent heart surgery in 2003, and a defibrillator must be kept poolside when this Olympic hottie is in the water.
Which athlete would you add to our list?