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World Cup champs get Sports Illustrated Swimsuit exhibit

These bodies are beyond stunning. They are robust — and that they belong to global champions.

The US Women’s National Team netted its second straight World Cup with Sunday’s 2-zero win over the Netherlands — and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition crew is harking back to celebrity gamers Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Crystal Dunn, and Abby Dahlkemper.

“Cheering for the #USWNT nowadays and every day. Not just for what they represent in the sphere however what they represent for ladies. Period,” MJ Day, editor in leader of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit version, wrote on Instagram before the huge win. “Fighting to win no longer most effective a soccer game, however, many different pretty f—ing vital stuff as properly,” Day posted. “Keep kicking ass, girls.”

Day also shared a diffusion of pix from the elite athletes’ current SI.Com/Swimsuit shoot.

Co-captain Rapinoe — the pinnacle scorer and Golden Ball award winner for an excellent player — exposes a whole different side of herself in the pictures. But allow’s now not overlook what’s actually crucial here: Rapinoe, 34, nailed what proved to be the triumphing score, her sixth intention of the tourney, and delivered a transferring tribute to her “unique” brother, an improving addict.

“Like so many, I wanted this so badly for you all, in your team, and for the world to see simply what 22 women can do,” Day added.

“Win, yes, however, use your strength for good in approaches to affect everybody. We all fight this conflict as women whether we comprehend it or no longer. And you all are at the front lines taking the hits for us. I’m so SO proud to realize you all. I’m so proud to be linked to this organization of 22 girls who fought like hell and don’t give any Fs. I’m so proud to realize the ladies who took at the WORLD and WON. CONGRATULATIONS!!!”

The supermodels who shared pages with the USWNT also joined within the outpouring of celebratory social media adoration.

“WE ROLL WITH WINNERS HERE BABY!!!!,” SI Swimsuit edition cover gal Camille Kostek, 27, published in the mag’s reliable Insta account.

“I’m HONORED to be on the same pages as these outstanding and proficient women! USA BABYYYYYYY,” fellow swimsuit model Raine Michaels, 19, chimed in.

Next up for the USWNT: an ongoing federal gender discrimination lawsuit searching to pay the same to their male counterparts. As The Post Editorial Board reported Sunday, “It’s now hard to peer why the ladies don’t earn extra: They’re now not handiest markedly more a hit, they also deliver in more revenue.”

BTW: You don’t need to be into bikini layouts to cheer on these winners. Mayor Bill de Blasio invited America’s most recent champions — and inspirations for endless young athletes — to a ticker-tape parade Wednesday, the metropolis’s first such birthday celebration because the only for the 2015 USWNT.

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Jimmy Tong has been a Physical Educator for thirteen Years in Singapore, with a degree in sports science and bodily schooling from Loughborough University in the UK. He has extensive training revel in soccer, floorball, and rugby teams in Singapore Schools. He is currently a sports activities improvement officer in Singapore schools and an active contributor to sports activities schooling articles to improve athletes’ overall performance. He hopes to permit human beings’ achievement to return through inspiring them with true sports motivational and inspirational memories.

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