You've heard of Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Ennis… now meet the OTHER Olympic babes going for gold
15:01 GMT, 24 July 2012
With just three days to go until the biggest sporting event in British history kicks off in the capital, the female athletes are preparing to showcase the trim and toned physiques they have trained hard to hone.
Some of the stars have already made their names as GB poster girls with heptathlete Jessica Ennis gracing the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and cyclist Victoria Pendleton stripping down for GQ readers.
But there are plenty more female sports stars who make Lycra just as glamorous as the popular faces we know and love.
JENNA RANDALL, SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING
WHEN TO WATCH HER: 5, 6 AND 9 AUGUST
Olympic hopeful Jenna Randall, who is famous for her lovely legs, captains the Team GB synchronised swimmers
Jenna, 22, tweeted a photo of herself sitting by the pool with teammate Katie Skelton during training in Malta earlier this month
First up is the captain of Britain's synchronised swimming team, Jenna Randall.
normally seen in her training
swimsuits with an unflattering clip on her nose as she competes in the
water but the Olympic hopeful recently made a splash by featuring in a
new sexy photo shoot ahead of the London Games.
The 23-year-old, from Ascot, Berkshire, posed as the new face – and legs – of Braun's Silk-epil Xpressive Pro epilator.
Jenna, who won two silver medals for
different solo and duo events at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 said:
'My legs are my favourite part of my body because they're the most
The swimmer shows off her enviable legs as the face of the latest epilator range from Braun
will be competing in this summer's Olympic Games in London and
previously performed for David Walliams at his wedding to supermodel
Lara Stone last year.
of Jenna's performances was also used as a backdrop to a Kylie Minogue
concert when she projected the footage on to a screen as part of her
recent world tour.
Jenna previously scrubbed up for a number of sexy images as she posed for a charity calendar last year.
The star, along with other female Olympic hopefuls, showed off the
results of their hard work for lingerie firm Nichole de Carle London – a
far cry from their upcoming uniforms.
ZARA DAMPNEY AND SHAUNA MULLIN, BEACH VOLLEYBALL
WHEN TO WATCH THEM: 8 AND 9 AUGUST
Women's beach volleyball will be among the hottest tickets in town next summer, ranking alongside the men's 100m showdown in popularity.
Pretty pairing Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin will be donning their smallest briefs and crop tops for the event.
Zara Dampney, 24, and Shauna Mullin, 26, are so in demand that they are renting out their rears in an advertising deal that encourages spectators to photograph their behinds.
Britain's female beach volleyball champions Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney are renting out their rears
The bikini-clad duo will be the only European pairing at Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International, which kicks off on August 9 and has attracted interest from the world's best teams including America, Brazil and Australia.
But Dampney, a law graduate and Mullin, who has a degree in marketing, are determined to get away from the 'Baywatch with Balls' image and be recognised for their sport not their sex.
Shauna Mullin shows off her toned stomach
Zara Dampney has a slender yet muscular physique
Both women took up indoor volleyball at school before switching to the beach event when the Olympic programme was set up after London won the bid in 2005.
LAURA BECHTOLSHEIMER, DRESSAGE
WHEN TO WATCH HER: 7 AND 9 AUGUST
Riding high for Team GB is dressage champion Laura Bechtolsheimer.
The 27-year-old granddaughter of a billionaire rides in high circles and is dating polo playing Mark Tomlinson, who took her along to the Royal Wedding last year.
Laura Bechtolsheimer is riding royalty and counts the Duchess of Cambridge as a friend
Laura is our equestrian Olympic hopeful this summer and millions will watch as she rides for victory
Laura Bechtolsheimer started riding when she was three, concentrating on
eventing before switching to dressage in her teens.
She is the
youngest ever British National champion, having won the title aged 20,
and is the only member of the London 2012 team to have competed at
Laura will ride the same horse, Mistral Hojris,
and in 2010 she became Great Britain’s first-ever individual World
Championship silver medallist.
When she retires she hopes to set up her own horse safari company in South Africa.
GEORGINA CASSAR, RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
WHEN TO WATCH HER: 11 AND 12 AUGUST
Georgina Cassar is the youngest of the babes.
At just 18, she is an experienced gymnastic international competitor who represented Gibraltar at the
Delhi Commonwealth Games and who has now relocated to Bath to train
full time with the group.
With resemblances to Georgina Salpa and Cheryl Cole, the tanned, brunette gymnast will not be short of attention this summer.
Rhythmic gymnast Georgina Cassar, 18, has been likened to a 'young Cheryl Cole'
has sacrificed a lot for her career.
She has had to move from her
hometown of Gibraltar, lived independently, switched schools and given
up many birthdays and parties by committing to training throughout
But she wouldn't change anything, she told Lloyds Bank in a recent interview.
Georgina says she has made many sacrifices to pursue her Olympic dream
Georgina has had to move from her hometown of Gibraltar, lived away from her family, switched schools and given up many birthdays and parties in order to train hard for this event of a lifetime
TONIA COUCH AND SARAH BARROW, DIVING
WHEN TO WATCH THEM: 28, 29 AND 30 JULY; 1, 5, 7, 9, 11 AUGUST
The female answers to Tom Daley come in the form of European champions Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow.
Tonia Couch, left, and Sarah Barrow are the beautiful blondes who have been diving together for years
The 23 and 24-year-olds will dive
together for Olympic glory in London – 16 years after they first became
friends as schoolkids in a gymnastics class.
The Plymouth-born duo are hotly-tipped to snatch an Olympic medal in the women's 10 metre synchro platform following a record-breaking 12 months.
After finishing fourth at the World Championships last year, 2012 has been a watershed year for the radiant blondes.
Tonia Couch, a close friend of Tom Daley, is regularly snapped for shoots in her swimwear
GOLD STANDARD GIRLS: WHEN YOU CAN CHEER THEM ON
5, 6 and 9 August: Jenna Randall and the synchronised swimming team
9 and 12 August: Rosie Morris and the waterpolo team
8 and 9 August: Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin in beach volleyball
7 and 9 August: Laura Bechtolsheimer in dressage
11 and 12 August: Georgina Cassar and the rhythmic gymnasts
28, 29 and 30 July and 1, 5, 7, 9 and 11 August: Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow diving
AND LEST WE FORGET…
Star attractions: Cyclist Victoria Pendleton, left, and heptathlete Jessica Ennis, right, have garnered much media coverage ahead of the Olympic Games
Winner: Victoria Pendleton in action on the indoor cycle track
Speed: Jessica Ennis showing off the form that landed her a place in the Olympic Games