Alica Schmidt is showing fans how she earned the moniker of “sexiest athlete in the world” with an Instagram video showing off her fantastic figure in a tiny white bikini.
The 21-year-old German track and field runner-turned-social media star took to the site on Saturday to share a racy clip of herself rocking the skimpy swimwear during a day out on the water. The clip started with Schmidt posing in a circular mirror, holding her phone to take a selfie video that gave viewers a glimpse of her washboard abs.
Wearing a pair of dark sunglasses, Schmidt shot a quick peace sign before the camera panned away to show the sparkling waterfront just outside her window.
The clip then showed her walking along the edge of the water, showing off another glimpse of her revealing bikini.
The post was a huge hit with Schmidt’s 1.1 million followers, racking up more than 85,000 likes and plenty of supportive comments from fans wowed at her incredible figure. The well-wishers came from supporters around the globe, with comments in a number of different languages praising the German beauty.
As the post’s viral popularity showed, Schmidt has made quite a name for herself beyond the track. As Yahoo Sports noted, she earned the nickname “World’s Sexiest Athlete” from Busted Coverage magazine, but said that she sees herself as an athlete first and isn’t getting too wrapped up in her newfound social media popularity. The runner is looking to make her Olympic debut in 2021.
“I do not know why I got this title. Sport comes clearly first,” she said. “There are thousands of girls on Instagram who look good but having many fans doesn’t make you interesting. That’s just competitive sport for me.”
While Schmidt has designs of competing on the world’s biggest stage at the coronavirus-altered summer Olympics, the footage posted this weekend shows that she’s taking some time out of her training schedule to take a break and enjoy some travel.
In the caption for the video, she told followers that she was enjoying a waterfront vacation in Greece that included some time at the beach. Schmidt wrote that she was having the “best time” during her off-season, and her Instagram feed shows that the sun-soaked vacation is well-deserved.
In other posts, the social media star showed off that she has been putting in plenty of work on the track preparing for the international competition next year.