Alica Schmidt is “taking a break” from her sport after her trip to the Tokyo Olympics didn’t go as she thought it would go.
The German track and field star, who has been dubbed “the World’s Sexiest Athlete,” took to Instagram on Tuesday to admit she’s “not satisfied” with how her 2021 races went.
Even though she went to Tokyo, she never got a chance to actually compete after the German team was disqualified for making contact with the Jamaican team in the mixed 4x400m relay. She also failed to secure a spot in the line up for the preliminary 4x400m relays.
“I’ve worked harder than ever before day in day out pushed my limits in every workout and made so many sacrifices,” the Puma-sponsored athlete wrote alongside a collage of photos and videos from her training sessions throughout the year.
“It was not an easy year with my Covid Infection and torn ligaments but nevertheless, I know what I am capable of and I‘m hungry for more. Now, I’m going to take a break and I’m looking forward to coming back feeling fresh and ready to train hard again.”
Despite not competing at the Summer Games, Schmidt gained additional 500,000 Instagram followers during the Olympics, and now has 2.5 million followers.
There is pleanty of money to be made for her outside of her sport.