‘World’s sexiest athlete’ lands new gig

Manchester United fans joked Jadon Sancho will never leave Dortmund after the ‘World’s sexiest athlete’ was tasked with training the German team.

Alica Schmidt is a 21-year-old Olympic hopeful specialising in middle distance running who also sets pulses racing as a model.

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She impressed at junior level and first came to prominence by helping Germany take silver in 4×400 relay at 2017’s European Athletics Under-20 Championships.

Schmidt then carried on her success last year by helping the national quartet to the U23 European Championships bronze in the 4×400 relay.

The Blonde bombshell’s good looks led to her being named the “Sexiest Athlete in the World” by Australian magazine ‘Busted Coverage’.

Sponsored by Puma like the Dortmund side, Schmidt was invited to the club’s training complex where she gave the stars a workout of her own.

Meet Borussia Dortmund’s new fitness coach.

Alica Schmidt was voted the worlds sexiest athlete back in January. pic.twitter.com/qgQulo0L09

She performed a series of lunges and stretches alongside Thomas Meunier, Felix Passlack as well as Swiss international Manuel Akanji.

Schmidt then gave 31-year-old Mats Hummels a 400m race where she left the centre-back for dead.

Out of breath and sprawled across the floor, Hummels said: “I really underestimated that.”

But just her presence at Dortmund had fans talking with some joking club chiefs are doing everything in their power to convince Sancho to stay.

The England winger is wanted by Manchester United in a $148 million deal this summer as negotiations continue to drag.

Sancho is eager to make the move to the Red Devils but Dortmund’s $178m asking price continues to prove a stumbling block.

One joked: “New fitness coach at Dortmund. Now we know why Jadon Sancho stayed.”

Another added: “They’re doing everything they can to keep Sancho.”

A third said: “Sancho, I know why you haven’t left Dortmund yet, bro.”

All German eyes are on Schmidt ahead of the postponed 2021 Olympics next year.

When quizzed on her status as the ‘Sexiest Athlete in the World’ she responded: “I do not know why I got this title

“Sport comes clearly first.

“There are thousands of girls on Instagram who look good and still do not have as many fans makes you interesting, and that’s just competitive sport for me.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

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