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Branded the 'world's sexiest athlete', Alica Schmidt has recapped on a successful year with a set of pictures including a stunning bikini body snap of her paddling in the sun.
The 24-year-old track runner represented Germany in the 4×400-metre relay at the European Athletics Championships last year. After an exciting year for the young sprinter, she posted a compilation of her favourite moments on Instagram.
Included in her compilation was a sizzling picture of her posing while paddle boarding displaying her bikini body in Thailand. The Instagram reel also includes a selection of travel snaps during the year and Schmidt competing at different events.
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Schmidt took time away from training to attend the Milan and Paris Fashion Week and she posed with modelling icon Naomi Campbell. Another of her favourite pictures was taken with Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar. Meanwhile, viral sensation Khaby Lame and Manchester United star Raphael Varane also got into the picture reel.
Schmidt posted the pictures with the comment: "Thank you 2022." German gymnast Emma Malewski was a fan on her highlight reel and commented: "Wish you nothing but the best for 2023."
Fans were also impressed by the picture of the glamorous athlete with Brazilian football star Neymar and thought that the pair were very well suited. @silva.jr_11 went a step further and added: "You guys are made for each other."
Other fans congratulated the gorgeous athlete on a successful year which also saw her named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. @sasskespaceman added: "A good year 2022 thanks to a lot of hard work. Considering that 2023 will be just as good or even better, you are already working hard."
Despite posting glamourous shots throughout the year and being branded the ''world's sexiest athlete' Schmidt wants to be remembered for her running.
"I just want to be perceived as an athlete, I want to inspire young people and give them an insight into my beautiful sport," she told Bild.
This year Schmidt will be hoping to build towards qualifying for the 2024 Olympics in Paris having missed out for selection for Tokyo in 2021.
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