Three gymnasts are among 20 most popular female athletes online for 2012
posted on 11/28/2012

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Three members of The Fierce Five℠ - Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance, McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympic Gymnastics, and Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics - are among the top 20 "most searched female athletes," according to statistics released by Bing. Not surprisingly, all of the top 20 women on the list are 2012 Olympians, and almost all of them took home medals for their countries.

Maroney was the highest ranked gymnast at number four, followed by Douglas at number seven and Raisman at 20.

The complete list follows.

  1. Maria Sharapova, Russia, Olympic tennis silver medalist
  2. Serena Williams, USA, Olympic tennis gold medal
  3. Lolo Jones, USA, track and field Olympian
  4. McKayla Maroney, USA, Olympic gymnastics team gold medalist
  5. Hope Solo, USA, Olympic soccer gold medalist
  6. Misty May-Treanor, USA, USA, Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist
  7. Gabby Douglas, USA, two-time Olympic gymnastics gold medalist - team, all-around
  8. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, tennis Olympian
  9. Alex Morgan, USA, Olympic soccer gold medalist
  10. Venus Williams, USA, Olympic doubles tennis gold medalist
  11. Missy Franklin, USA, four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist
  12. Abby Wambach, USA, Olympic soccer gold medalist
  13. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, tennis Olympian
  14. Allyson Felix, USA, Olympic 200-meter gold medalist
  15. Candace Parker, USA, Olympic basketball champion
  16. Kerri Walsh Jennings, USA, Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist
  17. Jessica Ennis, Great Britain, Olympic heptathlon gold medalist
  18. Claressa Shields, USA, Olympic boxing gold medalist
  19. Kayla Harrison, USA, Olympic judo gold medalist
  20. Aly Raisman, three-time Olympic gymnastics medalist: gold - team, floor exercise; bronze - balance beam