Alica Schmidt, track star dubbed ‘world’s sexiest athlete,’ qualifies for 2024 Olympics

Alica Schmidt, a German track star who was dubbed the “world’s sexiest athlete,” qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics three years after having a tough time in Tokyo.

Schmidt was on the team that qualified for the mixed 4×400-meter race at the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24. Schmidt posted several times on her Instagram Stories to celebrate the accomplishment, according to the New York Post.

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Alica Schmidt preps to run

Germany’s Alica Schmidt prepares before the 2022 Golden League’s women’s 400m. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)

“From paradise to Paris,” she wrote on one of her Stories.

On Tuesday, Schmidt and her teammates were celebrating with a trip around Nassau. She posted on her Stories that they were swimming with some pigs on the island.

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Alica Schmidt in 2023

Germany’s Alica Schmidt prepares to run the Golden League’s women’s 400m. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)

Close up photo of Alica Schmidt

A close up picture of Germany’s Alica Schmidt after the women’s 400m. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)

Schmidt is an accomplished track athlete on the European circuit. In 2017, she helped the German team to a silver medal in the 4×400 relay at the 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships. Schmidt and her teammates won a bronze medal at the 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships.

The team would finish in sixth place in the 2022 European Championships. She and her team also failed to qualify at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

She said in 2021 that she was “taking a break” from the sport after failing to medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Alica Schmidt at the European Championships.

Germany’s Alica Schmidt before the 2022 European Championship’s Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 Heat 2. (Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay)