‘World’s sexiest athlete’ Alica Schmidt gives behind-the-scenes insight on life for competitors at the World Championships
- Alica Schmidt, 24, has opened up on what life is like at the World Championships
- The German track-and-field athlete has been dubbed the ‘world’s sexiest athlete’
- Schmidt’s team came seventh in the final of the 4x400metre relay in Budapest
Alica Schmidt – dubbed the ‘world’s sexiest athlete’ – has opened up on what life is like for athletes at the World Athletics Championship.
Schmidt is a track-and-field athlete who represented Germany at the Worlds in Budapest, Hungary in August.
The 24-year-old’s team came seventh in the final of the 4x400metre relay after she ran a second-leg split of 51.96.
And Schmidt has taken to social media site Instagram, where she has 4.3million followers, to showcase her day-to-day routine and give behind-the-scenes insight on life for competitors.
In her video, posted by the Olympics page, she said: ‘Hi guys, my name is Alica Schmidt and I’m a German track-and-field athlete competing here at the World Championships in Budapest and I’m going to take you along my day and show you what my day as an athlete looks like.’
After having breakfast, she added: ‘OK, I just finished my training session. I only had a recovery session on today’s plan because I’m racing on Saturday for the women’s relay.
The ‘world’s sexiest athlete’ has opened up on what life is like for competitors at the Worlds
Track-and-field star Alica Schmidt represented Germany at the World Athletics Championship
The 24-year-old came seventh in the mixed relay final in Budapest, Hungary earlier in August
‘After training I also did an ice bath and went to the physio, now I’m off to grab some lunch,’ before showing herself going to a team meeting and supporting fellow German athletes.
Schmidt, who is on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, called out Manchester City star Erling Haaland to a race – after already thrashing a World Cup winner.
Norwegian hotshot Haaland hit an incredible 52 goals in 53 appearances in all competitions last season as City won the treble, aided by his impressive pace, power and acceleration, which saw him clocked at over 22.5mph last season.
But Schmidt reckons she can beat the explosive striker in her preferred 400metres event – though admits she would find it ‘more difficult’ over 200m.
She recently set a personal best over 400m of 51.96 seconds (averaging around 17mph), and has backed herself against Haaland.
When asked by Norwegian outlet Dagbladet if she could beat him in a race, the 24-year-old replied: ‘Hmm, I don’t know – maybe. I think, on 400m, yes. On 200m, it would be more difficult. But I would be happy if the race takes place.’
She was then quizzed on when the race might happen, and replied: ‘I don’t know, I have to ask him. But I’m always ready.’
Schmidt, whose Germany team came seventh in the 4x400m mixed relay final last week, then turned to the camera before adding: ‘So, Haaland, if you’re ready to race, I would be happy.
In 2017, Australian magazine Busted Coverage named Alica the ‘world’s sexiest athlete’
Aside from sprinting, the 24-year-old German was named on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list last year
‘Let’s see who’s faster!’
Schmidt previously took on 2014 World Cup winner and Borussia Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels in a similar race two years ago, and won in comfortable fashion.
In 2017, Australian magazine Busted Coverage named Alica the ‘world’s sexiest athlete’. However, speaking to The Sun, Alica revealed she didn’t like the title.
‘This title doesn’t mean anything to me. It’s based on a subjective opinion of someone else judging the appearance of a person.
‘I like to think that beauty comes from the inside,’ she said.