These women changed the game for female athletes everywhere
Furthermore, these photos show just how much has changed when it comes to women in sports.
Sports are so powerful — they transcend just the court, the mat or the field: They have the power to change lives.
Sports teach teamwork, resilience, they help instill a competitive spirit, and can even help young people gain confidence.
It’s not just a man’s world when it comes to the games we hold so dear.
Female athletes have existed for about as long as sports themselves — but they didn’t always get the attention they deserved. Even these days, there’s more equality than ever, but we often hear more about men’s competitions than women’s. Take the NCAA tournament, for example, or the WNBA vs. the NBA.