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The most popular female athletes on the internet in 2012

These are the women the world searched for over the past 12 months. There’s a whole lot of American Olympians in the mix.

BING RELEASED ITS top searches of 2012 and one of the categories is the “most searched female athletes.”

In 2012, people were busy searching for female Olympians, understandably so.

All of the top 20 women on the list were in the Olympics, and almost all of them took home medals for their countries.

No sign of Katie though…

The most popular female athletes on the internet in 2012
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  • No 1 - Maria Sharapova

  • No 2 - Serena Williams

  • No 3 - Lolo Jones

  • No 4 - McKayla Maroney

  • No 5 - Hope Solo

  • No 6 - Misty May-Treanor

  • No 7 - Gabby Douglas

  • No 8 - Caroline Wozniacki

  • No 9 - Alex Morgan

  • No 10 - Venus Williams

  • No 11 - Missy Franklin

  • No 12 - Abby Wambach

  • No 13 - Daniela Hantuchova

  • No 14 - Allyson Felix

  • No 15 - Candace Parker

  • No 16 - Kerri Walsh Jennings

  • No 17 - Jessica Ennis

  • No 18 - Claressa Shields

  • No 19 - Kayla Harrison

  • No 20 - Aly Raisman

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