To honor the London Games and the athletes participating in them, The Slanch Report will be bringing you THRICE DAILY a Hot Olympian of the Day. Each day we will bring you three (likely unknown-to-you) Olympians who, while maybe not quite worthy of a place on the medal stand, certainly are worth being placed on a pedestal for us to enjoy. Celebrate them all on the Hot Olympians page
Turkey's Neslihan Darnel, 28, was given the honor of being her country's flag-bearer for the Opening Ceremony and with good reason, the 6'2" star is one of the best scorers in volleyball today.
In addition to her dominance on the court (which has earned her the nickname of "The Iron Lady," Darnel has served as an inspiration to young athletes everywhere after taking a year off to have a baby in 2008 and coming back even stronger while balancing sports and family.
If I wasn't so intimidated by tall women she might be my dream woman.
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