Olympians Who Get a Gold for Wacky Style

These athletes are pros at sporting seriously head-turning outfits while breaking a sweat

01 of 08

RYAN LOCHTE

RYAN LOCHTE
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The only thing more eye-catching than the swimmer's amazing abs is his dazzling blinged-out grill, which he wore to win the gold in the 2009 World Championships. Fun fact: Ryan sported self-promoting footwear at the same event in 2011.

02 of 08

ALEX MORGAN

ALEX MORGAN
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The soccer pro gets her kicks from playful on-field duds, including carefully coordinated socks and jerseys, plus pink sneakers that complement her fuchsia headband.

03 of 08

VENUS WILLIAMS

VENUS WILLIAMS
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The reigning Wimbledon doubles champ is also the queen of over-the-top court costumes, including a belly-baring crisscross mini. And we love that she often rocks complementary nail polish shades.

04 of 08

NEYMAR

NEYMAR
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We're not sure what the Brazilian soccer player's goal is with that funky hairdo, but his home country fans dig his frequently spiked, bleached, Mohawked and all-around wacky styles.

05 of 08

SERENA WILLIAMS

SERENA WILLIAMS
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Venus's doubles partner (and Wimbledon singles champ) shares her sister's love for out-there tennis attire (as well as eye-catching off-court style). Whether in Burberry on the red carpet or teeny-tiny shorts during play, she's not shy about showing off that super-toned bod.

06 of 08

MICHAEL JOHNSON

MICHAEL JOHNSON
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In the race for wildest track fashions, Michael takes the lead. The eight-time gold medal winner was not content to just wear the shiny shade around his neck; he had special gilded Nikes custom made for his fast feet in the 1996 Atlanta games.

07 of 08

DEE DEE TROTTER

DEE DEE TROTTER
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If Dee Dee slows down long enough for you to catch a glimpse of her, check out the sprinter's glam track outfits and one-of-a-kind face paint. Perhaps she'll sport the Olympic rings in London – or go bold and draw on a winning medal?

08 of 08

FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER

FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER
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The '80s were a questionable fashion decade for many of us, including the late, great Flo Jo. But perhaps the one-legged unitard and full-body (head included!) catsuit (not to mention the super-long nails she often sported) were the secret weapons behind her ridiculous track times?

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