Winning looks: Iconic Olympic beauty
Iconic Olympics Beauty
These iconic athletes not only competed in the Olympics—they looked sensational while doing it.
The gold-medal figure skater was always perfectly polished from head-to-toe on and off the ice—in part because of her signature '60s updo.
Florence Griffith-Joyner was as famous for her plethora of Olympic medals (three gold and two silver for the 100 as well as 200-meter races in the 1988 Games), as her bright red lips and ornate 6-inch nails.
The young tennis star competed at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul sporting her go-to ribbon pony.
The swimmer’s carved arms and sun-kissed skin are as golden as the 12 Olympic medals she took home over the course of her career, competing at both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games.
Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill
Although they competed in different sports, the gold medalist gymnast and figure skater showed off similar super-short (no nonsense) crops.
The gold medalist skier was the first American to come out on top for downhill skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games—all while showing off a super-straight blowout.
A full face of flashy makeup made the multi-Olympian stand out as she rocked the long jump and heptathlon (a hybrid of seven events) with lightning-fast speed.