More and more women are entering the sports industry every day. According to a survey, more than 84% of the public are fans of women’s sports. Below you can read a list of some of the best female athletes of all time. Women that the world and the sports industry should celebrate at official events and conferences.
Wilma was the first woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. At the age of five, she had polio and managed to overcome the immobility in her left leg. She holds the world record for the 100 meters with 11.2 seconds and the record for the 200 meters with 22.9 seconds. She was an important figure for black athletes and for all women. She was able to break the gender barrier in athletics.
Billie Jean King
Billie was one of the best tennis players in the world. She won 39 Grand Slam titles. She became the first female athlete to win over $100,000. She was a great advocate for gender equality and the LGBT community.
She’s a skier who’s won four World Cup championships. She was the first woman to win a gold medal in her category at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
She retired in 2019 as a result of several injuries. Her accolades continue to make headlines today.
Aly is one of the greatest Olympic gymnasts. She’s won gold, silver and bronze medals. She became an advocate for the rights of victims of sexual abuse in sport. She was one of the women who denounced the abuse by the U.S. gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar.
Alex is the co-captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team. In 2019, she won her second FIFA World Cup championship. During 2011 she won silver in the World Cup.
Morgan has 169 matches and 107 goals. She is one of the women fighting for equal pay in sports.
Nastia won countless gold medals as part of the U.S. gymnastics team. She was four times a national champion of her country. She retired in 2012, is now promoting gymnastics’ growth and is also a gymnastics analyst at NBC Sports.
Serena Williams is a name that doesn’t go unnoticed. She’s one of the best female tennis players. She has 23 Grand Slam titles. Serena was the only female athlete to appear on the Forbes list of the highest-paid athletes of 2019.
Like them, more females continue to represent women’s sport around the world. They inspire other women and many girls to follow their example. They are champions not only in the game but of the struggle for gender equality and the inclusion of women in sport.