While all pro athletes are committed to staying in shape, some are more dedicated than others. Athletes were assessed on many factors, including physical benchmarks such as strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility and power, and performances in the last 12 months. SI searched gyms, fields, courts, tracks and trails around the world to find the best-conditioned athletes across all sports.
Count down to see who is the fittest female athlete in the world right now.
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“GWOAT”—that’s the word that 22-year-old, two-time Olympic gold medalist Shields used to describe herself after scoring a decisive TKO over Germany’s Nikki Alder, giving her the Women’s WBC and IBF Super Middleweight world titles. It’s hard to argue with her claim as The Greatest Woman Of All Time given her accomplishments, which are all a testament to her intense training and commitment to nutrition and overall conditioning.