Melbourne, May 03 (ANI): Swimming sensation Stephanie Rice has been named the sexiest sportswoman in the world.
Rice came in at No.30 in FHM magazine's 100 sexiest women in the world in 2009, pipping Serbian tennis starlet Ana Ivanovic (32) for sport's top spot.
The men's mag says Rice has 'a body honed to perfection', reports the Daily Telegraph.
Soccer and cricket star Ellyse Perry was placed at No.82 by the magazine's readers, and Jelena Dokic at 93.
Rice is the best-known swimmer in the world without a personal swimwear sponsor, and would be in a winning position during the world championships in July.
The International Swimming Federation's newly formed commission assembles in Lausanne next week to decide which hi-tech swimsuits will be legal for the world titles in Rome, after an influx of new brands and new technology destabilised the sport in the past year.
On the advice of her coach Michael Bohl, Rice deliberately refrained from taking the money on offer from the manufacturers to an athlete of her stature.
Bohl believes that she is now in the perfect position to respond to the changing conditions for the world titles. (ANI)