The woman who has been dubbed the ‘sexiest athlete’ has called on Manchester City star Erling Haaland to run after beating the World Cup winner.
Alyssa Schmidt, winner of two junior European medals in the 4x400m relay, is also a model, has 4.3 million followers on the social media site Instagram, and is on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Norway striker Haaland contributed to City’s victory last season by scoring an incredible 52 goals in 53 appearances in all competitions, thanks to his impressive pace, power and acceleration, which saw him reach speeds of over 22.5 mph last season. helped in
But Schmidt, 24, who represented Germany at the Budapest world championships, believes she can beat the explosive striker in her favorite event, the 400m, although she admits she will find it ‘more difficult’ over 200m .
She recently set a personal best in the 400m at 52.18 seconds (at an average speed of 17 mph), and she’s ready to face Haaland.
Asked by Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet whether she could beat him in the race, the 24-year-old replied: “Hmm, I don’t know – maybe. I think over 400m, yes. 200m But, it will be more difficult. But I would be glad to have the race”.
When asked when the race could take place, he replied: “I don’t know, I’ll have to ask them. But I’m always ready.
Schmidt, whose German team finished seventh in the 4x400m mixed relay final last week, then turned to the camera and said: Haaland, if you’re ready to run, I’d be happy to. Let’s see who is the fastest!
Schmidt had previously faced 2014 World Cup winner and Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels in a similar race two years earlier and won handily.
The World Cup-winning defender fell to the ground breathless after the race, before telling Schmidt she “took it easy”, despite initially being 32. The era and was never known for their pace, so Holland would arguably be a better challenger.
In 2017, Australian magazine Busted Coverage named Elika the “Sexiest Athlete Alive”. However, in an interview with The Sun, Alyssa revealed that she did not like the title.
This title doesn’t make any sense to me. It is based on the subjective opinion of someone else assessing a person’s appearance. I like to think that beauty comes from within,” she said.