‘World’s sexiest athlete’ Alica Schmidt’s Olympic debut further delays

11:24, 04 August 2021
‘World’s sexiest athlete’ Alica Schmidt’s Olympic debut further delays

German track and field sprinter Alica Schmidt, referred by the media to as the "World’s sexiest athlete," couldn't take part in the competition for her first Olympic medal in the women’s 4×400 mixed relay.

The German mixed team was disqualified from the Saturday event for contacting the Jamaican team.

Germany could still select Schmidt for the women’s 4x400m relay on Friday.

"About 30 percent of my training is focused on strength. For the most part, explosive and functional full-body exercises are on my schedule," she unveiled. "It’s super effective."

"There are then seven to eight training sessions a week that last between two and three hours," she explained what helped her to keep herself in such good shape.

Sport comes first followed by her social media activity, she said. "It is difficult to make a living from athletics alone."

"Off the track, I’m grateful to my followers, because Instagram enables me to do my sport without having to have a part-time job," she added. "My focus is on sport. Social media tends to run alongside."

German runner as a part of the national team came second in the 4×400 meters relay event at the 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships, third in the same discipline at the 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships, came second in the 200 meters event at the under-20s German Championship in 2017. Previously, Schmidt has been qualified for the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. She started competing in 400 meters hurdles events in 2018.