Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin spoke with reporter Morty Ain about her insane flexibility, ever-changing stroke, and what it was like to take it all off for the Body Issue. For more from the Body Issue, check out espn. And pick up a copy on newsstands starting July
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It is truly amazing what hard work and discipline can do to the body, so let us all take a moment to marvel at these very fine specimens. The muscles these athletes develop blow my mind! What a beautiful group of portraits in the nude, for the most part.
The internet has gone into meltdown over shots of the Olympic swimmers and divers that look much more rude than they should. Due to some unfortunate placement, the info bar along the bottom of the TV screen is causing some cheeky optical illusions. And in a series of hilarious shots, Twitter users have been capturing the most compromising positions. Meanwhile people have also been puzzled over the big red circles covering Olympians' bodies.
Double Olympic medalist Natsumi Hoshi, who won the bronze in the women's meter butterfly at the London Games and the Rio Olympics in August, said Tuesday she is retiring Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behavior surrounding an incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more "careful and candid" about Brazilian police searched on Monday for the driver of a taxi in which U.
Rebecca explains how she first got started in the sport, by just learning to swim for holidays. She talks about the positives of learning to swim - including the fact that it's potentially a life-saving skill as well as a sporting activity. Rebecca addresses teenage body image issues around being seen in swimwear, and points out what swimming has done for her in terms of fitness, life skills, travel, making friends and giving her a career. We see her coach young swimmers at her Swim Stars club in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and takes a Q and A session about being a top swimmer and an inspirational sporting legend.
Five stars of Team GB's women's rugby team have posed naked in celebration of the bodies that help them achieve their goals. In Women's Health 's September issuethe five Olympians talk openly about their relationships with their bodies, and how their body shapes enable them to play rugby. Five of Team GB's rugby sevens athletes talked frankly about their relationships with their bodies.
From ice-cold rock pools to secluded riverbanks, six authors reveal their favourite spots in the UK to dive in and find inspiration. Sat 10 Aug I love our river. Our stretch of river lies between London and Oxford; it is technically the Thames and not quite the Isis; it is a gentle roar, a rushing calm, a city-country icon that feels deeply personal.