In 1900, women began competing in the modern Olympic games. Sixteen years later, at the University of Minnesota, women begin to play ice hockey officially. Following that feat, Sybil Bauer, in 1924, broke the record for 100-meter backstroke at the Olympics. She became the first woman to break a man's world record.
It wasn't until 1940 when Gussie Moran showed the world that women can be sexy and competitive at the same time by showing up at the 1949 Wimbledon tournament with the shortest tennis skirt ever worn in professional sports.
On behalf of every man, woman and teenager who reads these articles, we thank you Gussie. Thanks for proving that sex and sports is a great combination. There is no telling what new outfits we will see in the future but one thing will always be true—female athletes just keep getting hotter.
Now let us judge the best decade of sexy female athletes by taking a glimpse of some of the sexiest sports stars over each of the past eight decades.