The Fittest 50 Women (Sports Illustrated, 2019)
Who is the fittest female athlete in sports? The magazine Sports Illustrated (SI) put together a list of who they consider the current fittest athletes in sports in 2018 (the list was published in January 2019). Sports Illustrated have also created similar fittest women lists for 2014, 2016 and 2017.
With the help of a panel of experts recruited by SI, athletes were selected based on their performances over the previous 12 months; the factors they considered included the demands and risks of their respective sports; durability; training regimens; and other physical criteria including power, speed, strength, agility, endurance, flexibility and more.
The Top-20 'Fittest Women' of 2019
Here are the top-20 of the SI Fittest 25, according to Sports Illustrated. The athlete rated the fittest was gymnast Simone Biles, who was also voted the fittest in 2017.
|2||Caterine Ibargüen||Track and Field (jumps)|
|5||Gwen Jorgensen||Triathlon / Marathon|
|9||Emma Coburn||Track and Field (middle distance)|
|13||Caster Semenya||Track and Field (800m)|
|16||Hilary Knight||Ice Hockey|
|18||Mikaela Shiffrin||Alpine Skiing|
|19||Sasha DiGiulian||Rock Climbing|
|20||Lindsey Vonn||Alpine Skiing|
- Sports Illustrated online: https://www.si.com/edge/2019/fittest-50-2019 (9 Jan 2019)
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