Skydiver voted 'sexiest woman in sport'

Professional skydiver Roberta Mancino is about to get an even higher profile, after being named sexiest woman in sport by readers of U.S. magazine, Men's Fitness.

It may not be much of a spectator sport, but the 29-year-old national skydiving freestyle champion and 'Free Fly' record holder has attracted fans through her work as a model, gracing the pages of some of the world's biggest fashion magazines.

Speaking to the magazine about the dangers of her sport, the star admitted there had been some hairy moments: ‘My parachute failed five times because the way I packed it was wrong,’ she said. ‘I had already jumped 28 times before I experienced my first malfunction, but I was really freaked out. I was spinning very fast and this made a cutaway on the main parachute difficult’.

If not jumping for joy, Mancino will certainly be lifted by the news. She beat off stiff competition, including the beach volleyball played Misty May, to take the coveted honour.

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