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Bodies We Want 2010

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Rachel Yurkovich

Photograph By Satoshi Saikusa for ESPN The Magazine

THROWBACK: "In javelin, you have to run as fast as you can, plant your leg and throw with everything you've got. If your form is off, you can get hurt or have a wildly inaccurate throw. Rachel is the first American woman in 26 years to qualify for the world championship finals in the event -- and she's got the body of a goddess." -- Christina Scherwin, coach