Bringing Home the Sartorial Gold
Florence Griffith-Joyner, Track and Field
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: 3 Gold, 2 Silver. Set the still-undefeated world record for the women's 100 and 200-meter races.
SARTORIAL SCORE: Lightning-fast in electric hues, Flo-Jo designed her own neon "one-legger" unitards and lacquered her 6-inch-long nails in red, white and blue — and one in Olympic-medal gold, of course.
Peggy Fleming, Figure Skating
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: 1 Gold. She was the only U.S. athlete to receive a gold medal in the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble.
SARTORIAL SCORE: Described by Sports Illustrated in 1994 as "pretty and balletic, elegant and stylish," Peggy Fleming was America's ice-skating, doe-eyed princess in her pastel skating ensembles.
Johnny Weir, Figure Skating
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: Received medals in several U.S. and World Championships. Competed in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
SARTORIAL SCORE: Never lacking in eccentricity and drama, Johnny Weir caused quite a stir with animal rights activists when he performed in a costume trimmed with fox fur before the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Venus & Serena Williams, Tennis
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: 3 Gold (Venus), 2 Gold (Serena).
SARTORIAL SCORE: From trench coats at Wimbledon to catsuits and knee-high boots at the U.S. Open, the Williams sisters are known for their style as much for their serve. Both sisters have taken their sartorial interests off the court and onto the rack with their own fashion lines, EleVen and Aneres.
Gabby Reece, Beach Volleyball
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: Won first place at the inaugural Beach Volleyball World Championships. Competed in the 1999-2000 Olympic Challenge Series.
SARTORIAL SCORE: This 6'3" athlete-turned-model has appeared on countless magazine covers and was named by Elle magazine as one of the five most beautiful women in the world when she was just a sophomore in college at Florida State University. Need we say more?
Michael Johnson, Track and Field
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: 4 Gold. Still holds the world records for the 200, 300-meter races and 4x400-meter relay.
SARTORIAL SCORE: We always appreciate a man who knows his shoes. Sprinting champ Michael Johnson was known as "The Man With the Golden Shoes" for his signature kicks, custom-made by Nike.
Shaun White, Snowboarding
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: 2 Gold. Holds the record for highest points received for the men's half-pipe.
SARTORIAL SCORE: With red hair as wild and extreme as his snowboarding tricks, Shaun White has earned his nickname of "flying tomato."
Dorothy Hamill, Figure Skating
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: 1 Gold.
SARTORIAL SCORE: Long before Jennifer Aniston came along with "The Rachel," Dorothy Hamill popularized her own namesake hairdo with the iconic wedge-style bowl cut.
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze. Became the first American female to win the downhill skiing event.
SARTORIAL SCORE: Lindsey Vonn is the quintessential snow bunny with her rosy cheeks and knit beanie — if only we could all look this good in the winter.
Carl Lewis, Track and Field
ATHLETIC ACCOLADES: 9 Gold, 1 Silver.
SARTORIAL SCORE: With his flashy athletic gear and flat-top haircut, it's no surprised Carl Lewis' agent reportedly likened him to pop star Michael Jackson.