Inspiration
Laura Crewe
Laura
Crewe
July 09, 2013

Olympians Show Us Strength Comes in All Shapes and Sizes


The long-distance runners are lean and sinewy, the weightlifters built for brute strength. The tiny gymnasts have incredible power and flexibility, the high jumper has long limbs for reach.

These are female Olympians: strong, healthy, beautiful. Every one of these women is an athlete in peak shape for her sport.

Yet look at how incredibly different they are from each other — and from the Hollywood ideal. It just goes to show you how ridiculous it is to have one body type that women are held to.

Celebrate your strength, however that looks.

Female Olympian body types

Photo Credit: Schartz/Ornstein

Female Olympians body types

Photo Credit: Schartz/Ornstein

Female Olympians body types

Photo Credit: Schartz/Ornstein