Here is a list of 25 amazing women in sports over the years, from swimming to fighting, and everywhere in between.
Sports are something that resonates with many of us. There are some people who are raised to root for a certain team from when they are very young. There are some people who grow up playing sports with friends down at the park or in school. Some of us never grow up to be professional, but we still love the game. Then there are those among us that rise to the top, that become the greatest that the world has ever seen. Those are the people that we are talking about today, the GOATS.
In the early nineteenth century women engaging in sport was frowned upon, especially in the United States. As the century rolled on women became more and more involved in physical games and activities. The turning point could be noted as the World War 2 era. As explained in the cult classic “A League of Their Own,” the introduction of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League put women on the field as showed that they could play the games that were up until that point reserved for men.
The opportunities and talent grew through the years and now girls and women have much more opportunities in sports. Included in this list are some of the most talented women to have ever stepped onto the court, field, ring, or course. Some of these athletes have changed the game forever and paved the way for the next generation. Some are still out there being the best and proving that women can charge just as hard as their male counterparts.
Here is the FanSided list of 25 women athletes to celebrate in Women’s History Month.