When it comes to the possible financial restraints athletes face, Alica Schmidt is lifting the veil.
The "world's sexiest athlete," a German track and field standout, described the pressures that athletes face as they attempt to improve their skills while still supporting themselves financially.
"In principle, I have to say that it is not easy for most German track and field athletes to make a living from sport," Schmidt remarked in a social media video, as reported by the Daily Mail.
In spite of the fact that some athletes are paid "a small sum" by their teams, "usually not enough to make a living from," as Schmidt, 24, puts it.
Schmidt, a 400-meter runner for Germany who qualified for the 2020 Olympics but will not participate there, elaborated on the topic, saying.
"Schmidt expressed gratitude for social media, including Instagram, where she has amassed a following of 4.7 million.
"I am grateful that I earn my money with social media and can save myself another part-time job," said Schmidt, who "believes most of her peers have to study" .