This Monday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. Throughout history, women have played an important role in the development of the different sports practiced around the world. Therefore, today we will pay tribute to some of the best female athletes that have ever existed.
A woman who has remained in the tennis elite for more than 15 years. Throughout her career she has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and in her trophy cabinet are a total of 73 WTA trophies, a real madness. Her aggressive style of play, great technique and imposing physical condition have made her the most feared tennis player on the WTA tour and probably the greatest of all time.
Probably the most influential gymnast in history. She changed the way gymnasts approached the sport after she proved a perfect score was possible at the Olympics. In 1976, she made history by becoming the first gymnast in the world to score a perfect 10 at the Olympics, going on to win three golds that summer. Four years later, the Romanian won two more golds. As a complementary fact, her five Olympic golds were won in four different categories, proving to be a versatile and very complete athlete.
A golf legend who dominated the sport from the early 1990s to the late 2000s. One of the most successful athletes in history. During her career she won a total of 90 international tournaments, becoming the woman with the most wins to her name. She also lifted 10 Major trophies before retiring in 2008.
Despite debuting as a professional soccer player at a relatively advanced age (almost 24), Rapinoe has had great success throughout her career. She has scored 57 goals for the U.S. women’s national team. On top of that, she has played in three Women’s World Cup finals (2011, 2015 and 2019) winning two of them (2015 and 2019). In 2012, she helped her country win the gold medal at the London Olympics. At the 2019 World Cup, she was awarded top scorer and best player of the tournament, which earned her The Best FIFA award and the Ballon d’Or.
A competitive beast who has won the London and New York marathons three times. She is the fastest female runner ever to complete the marathon, running the distance in 2:15:25
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