The London Olympics would be graced by the best athletes of the era. Some of them would be turning heads not only with their awesome sporting displays, but also with their stunning looks.Headlines Today takes a look at the 10 hottest women athletes who are all set to leave a lasting impression at London 2012.Stephanie RiceAustralian swimming sensation Stephanie Rice has made the headlines as much for her skills in the swimming pool as for her drop dead gorgeous looks. The 2008 triple gold medallist would once again hope to set the pool on fire at the London Games.Leryn FrancoThis Paraguayan javelin thrower is also a model and the 29-year-old Leryn Franco is good at both. She is a former Miss Paraguay runner up.Yelena IsinbayevaThe Russian pole-vaulter is already a legend. Gold medallist in 2004 and 2008 Olympics, she would be looking for a hat-trick at London 2012. And, her stunning good looks make her one of the hottest athletes in the business.Melanie AdamsIn fact, the discipline draws some of the hottest sportswomen. Another hot pole-vaulter is Australian Melanie Adams, who is bound to set the mercury soaring even in the cold conditions of London.Maria SharapovaRussia has certainly something to do about its stunning sportswomen. Its tennis sensation Maria Sharapova has made heads turn not only with her racquet skills, but also with her supermodel looks for many years now.Ana IvanovicGiving Sharapova competition both on and off the court is Serbian tennis queen Ana Ivanovic. The glamour girl has made a million hearts flutter on and off the court. Expect more of the same at the Olympics.advertisementVictoria PendletonBritish cyclist Victoria Pendleton is yet another athlete who can make many go weak in the knees. However, Pendleton is never far from controversies and claimed that the saddest day of her life was when she won gold at Beijing as details of her romance with her coach came out in the open leading to her team-mates giving her the cold shoulder.Hope SoloThe American goalkeeper, Hope Solo, is one of the most capped international footballers. A winner of the Golden Glove Award at the last Women’s World Cup, she is sure to light up London with her stunning presence.Francesca PiccininiItalian volleyball player Francesca Piccinini could have an alternate career as a supermodel if she decided so. Piccinini created quite a storm when she appeared nude in a men’s magazine recently.Aly RaismanTeenager Aly Raisman is one of the most beautiful athletes in the world. Part of the USA gymnastic team, Raisman is set to catch the public imagination in her first Olympic appearance.