It’s no secret that women are making their mark in the world of sports. There are plenty of female superstars out there who inspire, and it is important to recognize them. These women are not just champions but also advocates for equality in the realm of sports. They know that their presence is important to young girls who may be looking up to them as role models and consider themselves lucky because they can share their own experiences.
Rounding up the list of female sports stars is tennis player Serena Williams. She holds the record for most singles titles won by either sex with 23 Grand Slams. This beauty broke Steffi Graf’s 186-week long winning streak and definitely contributed to her success and numerous endorsements, including Wilson, Nike, Gatorade, IBM, and Pepsi. Serena also has her own fashion label, “Aneres,” which means “Sister” in Greek. The line includes activewear, jewelry, and sleepwear for women of all ages.
Gymnast Simone Biles represented team USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She was a member of the gold medal-winning American women’s gymnastics team and individual all-around champion and floor exercise silver medalist. Not only that, but she also holds several records, such as the female gymnast with most world championship titles, which is 25 medals. This includes three consecutive championships from 2013 to 2015. In fact, her domination is so great because she has won every major international award for elite rhythmic gymnasts since 2012.
Simone started training at age six when her coach discovered how talented she was after watching some videos. Her success didn’t go to national teams, though; they selected her to compete in the 2012 Olympics at age 14. She brought home four gold medals for team and individual all-around events, as well as an additional bronze medal. At Rio 2016, she won five more medals, including three golds, ranking her number one on most Olympic Gold Medals by an American Woman. To top it all off, during the 2019 World Championships, she won five gold medals alone.
Ronda Rousey was the first American woman UFC champion. She’s considered one of the most dominant athletes on Earth today, having won 11 consecutive fights by armbar since her professional debut back in 2011. Considering this sport requires quick thinking and intense training hours per day. Rousey is also an author and actress! She has recently published the book “My Fight/Your Fight,” which was number 12 on The New York Times bestseller list in May 2015. Additionally, she appeared in films such as Expendables III (2014), Furious Seven (2015), and Entourage (2015).
Danica Patrick is an American NASCAR driver who was the first woman to win a race against men in any major auto racing series. On June 19th, 2008, this happened at the Iowa Speedway during her IndyCar Series career, which she has retired from. This fantastic feat landed her endorsement deals with Peak Antifreeze and GoDaddy, among others.
These are just a few examples of the many female sports stars out there who inspire by breaking stereotypes and shattering records. They show what hard work combined with natural talent can do when you set your mind on something positive. They don’t let anything get in their way to achieve their goals and know how to incorporate modern medical solutions, like going to a chiropractor to help them from getting injured. No matter their sport or location around the world, these ladies have made history as the best.