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Sabina Altynbekova Is Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball, Critics Say

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Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, 17, is so beautiful that it's a distraction to the sport. Even the athlete's own coach says his team is increasingly about one player, at least as far as the fans are concerned.
"It is impossible to work like this," Nurlan Sadikov, coach of the nation's under-19 team, told Tengrin News in a quote translated by the Daily Mail. "The crowd behaves like there is only one player at the championship."

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IMHO: She's pretty, but not stunningly beautiful.
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I find that female volleyball often has a hotness quotient going on. Something tells me this lady would look pretty hot while in motion.
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total garbage - she's "pretty" at best.
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I find that female volleyball often has a hotness quotient going on. Something tells me this lady would look pretty hot while in motion.


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total garbage - she's "pretty" at best.
Somewhat over-hyped.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:32 AM
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Tatanya Gubaidullina (#3 on the same team) is every bit as attractive imo- but obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Here is Altynbekova on the left + Gubaidullina on the right:

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Somewhat over-hyped.
agreed - some folks find one thing attractive and others find something a little different equally or more attractive - obviously whoever put together the Huffpo piece and any source find this young lady to be "just their cup of tea" - I'm in the "OK, she's pretty - but it's not like I'd fall over myself swooning at her" All too much for me... and their is something a little odd about sports commentators + a bunch of middle-aged guys half way across the world ogling and going all googly-eyed at a 19y/o woman anyway... just my opinion though...
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agreed - some folks find one thing attractive and others find something a little different equally or more attractive - obviously whoever put together the Huffpo piece and any source find this young lady to be "just their cup of tea" - I'm in the "OK, she's pretty - but it's not like I'd fall over myself swooning at her" All too much for me... and their is something a little odd about sports commentators + a bunch of middle-aged guys half way across the world ogling and going all googly-eyed at a 19y/o woman anyway... just my opinion though...
That's basically 90% of the purpose of the internet at this point...


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Any popularity of women's sports is mainly a function of how hot their players are to the TV audience. Otherwise, how could you explain the popularity of professional women's basketball, tennis and golf, where players are clearly inferior to the men's players? Having her in the sport might give some an excuse to actually pay attention to women's volleyball.
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The girl at :42 and :49 (#9) is the cutest IMO.

This is just silliness. Mob mentality. They decided that the girl is a celebrity and all are raving about her without using their own brain. It's the new thing to adore her "beauty". She is not that special.
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Any popularity of women's sports is mainly a function of how hot their players are to the TV audience. Otherwise, how could you explain the popularity of professional women's basketball, tennis and golf, where players are clearly inferior to the men's players? Having her in the sport might give some an excuse to actually pay attention to women's volleyball.
- really? I'll watch mens and womens sports for the sport - not because I think the participants are cute or sexy...
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The girl at :42 and :49 (#9) is the cutest IMO.
maybe in a "big bang theory" (not penny but the other girls on the show) sort of way.
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- really? I'll watch mens and womens sports for the sport - not because I think the participants are cute or sexy...
Put me down for both. I think women tennis players are quite skilled and often somewhat hot as well.
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Put me down for both. I think women tennis players are quite skilled and often somewhat hot as well.
there is nothing stopping the female athletes from being hot - but he said "any popularity" - which I took to mean that the sports would have no popularity were it not for the women being hot... that's just crazy - think back to some of the tennis greats on the womens circuit years back - they were amazing players - some were quite butch lesbians... I didn't watch them thinking "phwooaarrr - lemme get some of that...!!" - I watched because the tennis match was going to awesome!
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there is nothing stopping the female athletes from being hot - but he said "any popularity" - which I took to mean that the sports would have no popularity were it not for the women being hot... that's just crazy - think back to some of the tennis greats on the womens circuit years back - they were amazing players - some were quite butch lesbians... I didn't watch them thinking "phwooaarrr - lemme get some of that...!!" - I watched because the tennis match was going to awesome!


There was a comedian who told a joke about watching women's tennis. He said he would get his favorite skin mag out and turn on a women's tennis match to hear all the grunting and screaming.
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- really? I'll watch mens and womens sports for the sport - not because I think the participants are cute or sexy...
One of the reasons I enjoy professional sports is the opportunity to see people who are the best in their sport compete at the highest level of competition. I think that's why i enjoy the World Cup, but you can't pay me to watch the MLS.

Clearly women's sports don't meet that criteria when compared to the men. I understand that others don't care if the competition is world class. To each his own.

To my point above, a "hot" good to mediocre woman's tennis player out earns the best "butch" women's tennis player. There has to be a reason for that. The income disparity in women's sports based on looks is significant, unlike men's sports, where it is barely negligible.

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One of the reasons I enjoy professional sports is the opportunity to see people who are the best in their sport compete at the highest level of competition. I think that's why i enjoy the World Cup, but you can't pay me to watch the MLS.

Clearly women's sports don't meet that criteria when compared to the men. I understand that others don't care if the competition is world class. To each his own.

To my point above, a "hot" good to mediocre woman's tennis player out earns the best "butch" women's tennis player. There has to be a reason for that. The income disparity in women's sports based on looks is significant, unlike men's sports, where it is barely negligible.

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to suggest that your reasoning for watching womens sports is the raison d'etre for all womens sports is beyond egotistical imo.
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I never said that, but feel free to make that leap. To say that watching hot girls does not factor is equally myopic.

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Put me down for both. I think women tennis players are quite skilled and often somewhat hot as well.
Heck yeah!!!

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Some would say that Martina Hingis is not a great, classic beauty and I would even agree but I used to get a kick out of watching the muscularity and enchanting form of her legs and buttocks on the court.

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She is cute, but not to the extent of beauty those sexually deprived, middle-aged Taiwanese men make her to be.

I have noticed quite a lot of men in Asia tend to fantasize about girls with childish look, for some reason.
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I'm sort of put-off by the sort of bored, arrogant look she exhibits in most of the photos I've seen. Like she's been told she's hot a few times too many.
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Saw the article on Sabina, checked the pics, don't think she's that hot.
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Not that I'm a fan of women's volleyball...But, I'd guess they'd have several lovely women playing? Why is this an issue?
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