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Natalie Coughlin, Aly Raisman lead Olympians in ESPN ‘Body Issue’

Aly Raisman

Alexandra Raisman of the United States performed on the balance beam apparatus during women’s team gymnastics finals at North Greenwich Arena during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The United States won the gold medal in the event. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)

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Natalie Coughlin, a 12-time Olympic swimming medalist, and Aly Raisman, a three-time Olympic gymnastics medalist, are among 24 athletes featured in next month’s ESPN the Magazine “Body Issue.”

The issue will be available online July 6 and on newsstands July 10.

They’re joined by more Olympians:

Amanda Bingson (track and field)
Khatuna Lorig
(archery, bronze medalist)
Love (basketball, gold medalist)
Chantae McMillan (track and field)
Paige Selenski (field hockey)
Stan Wawrinka (tennis, gold medalist)

“One of the things I love about the Body Issue so much is that it celebrates the bodies that allow us to be successful in our sport,” Coughlin, who also appeared in Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue in 2012, said, according to ESPN. “As a sports fan, I love seeing the differences in body types.”

In 2014, 10 of the 22 athletes in the Body Issue were Olympians or Paralympians, including Michael Phelps. In 2013, three-time Olympic beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh Jennings was among the Body Issue athletes.

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