Female Olympian pose naked in empowering photo shoot ahead of Rio 2016

The women’s rugby sevens squad who will compete on Team GB during the Rio 2016 Olympic Game .
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LONDON In 2016 for the first time ever Team GB will compete in the rugby sevens at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Five starrings of Team GB’s women’s rugby squad have posed naked in festivity of the bodies that help them achieve their goals.

In Women’s Health ‘s September issue, the five Olympians talk openly about their relationships with their bodies, and how their body shapes enable them to play rugby.

Five of Team GB’s rugby sevens athletes talked candidly about their relationships with their bodies.

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Ill always recollect trying on my prom dress and being upset at how broad and muscular I was. It was my brother who pointed out that my build was the very thing that enables you to me attain my dreams of playing pro rugby for England, ” full back Danielle Waterman( second on the right) told Women’s Health .

“It changed my mindset and I hold on to it still. My body is how it is 5 foot, 8 inches and powerful. For good reason, Waterman continued.

Centre Amy Wilson-Hardy( second on left) said she always does her hair and make-up before a game because seeming feminine helps her feel confident.

Amy Wilson-Hardy poses for a portrait during the course of its Team GB kitting out ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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“Ive grown to love my bigger legs and bum theyre vital for bursts of speed. I develop to win, but a lean and defined body in the mirror is a bonus, ” Wilson-Hardy.

Flanker Heather Fisher( far left) started suffering from alopecia at the time of the 2010 Rugby World Cup due to the stress of the tournament.

Heather Fisher of England in action against Brazil during the women’s HSBC sevens world series in February 2016 in Brazil.

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“What built it hard was, Id already combated with body confidence after my shape changed dramatically when I switched from being an Olympic bobsleigher to rugby my shoulders shrink and my legs get bigger. But I dont train to look good; simply to be effective, Fisher continued.

The full interview appears in the September 2016 issue of Womens Health , which goes on saleAug. 3.

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