You run, hit, jump, fly, and flip like a girl? Keep doing it. It’s working.
Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown has won three Olympic golds, two Olympic silvers, and two Olympic bronze medals. She specializes in the 200m and 100m dash.
Roller derby legend Ann Calvello skated in every decade from the 1940s to the 2000s. She was often painted as the villainess of roller derby and known for her bright colored hair and makeup. Calvello was named league MVP in 1963.
Lindsay Davenport was ranked World No 1 in women’s tennis on eight separate occasions. She won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games.
Bobbie Rosenfeld was named Canadian Female Athlete of the First Half-Century. She excelled at hockey, basketball, softball, and tennis, but it was track where Rosenfeld would see her most success. At the 1928 Olympics, she won a gold medal in the 400m relay and a silver medal in the 100m dash.
"They better [adjust to her] because she’s here and she’s staying." —
Defenseman Kyle Johnson, when asked whether the public and other teams will adjust to playing with Shannon Szabados in the SPHL’s Columbus Cottonmouth’s goal.
He’s a former and current teammate of Szabados’. They played together at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and are now teammates on the Cottonmouths. Johnson was instrumental in getting Szabados signed by the Cottonmouths.
American Vonetta Flowers was a member of the gold medal winning team in the two-woman bobsled event at the 2002 Winter Olympics. The win made her the first black person to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics.
Will American Ninja Warrior crown its first female champion at the top of Mount Midoriyama?
Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman ever to complete a city finals course, in Dallas, and the first woman to ever make it to the finals in Las Vegas. If she manages to conquer Mount Midoriyama she could win the $500,000 prize and the title of American Ninja Warrior.
Norwegian Grete Waitz won nine New York City marathons between 1978 and 1988, setting the world record in her first race in 1978. Waitz won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics. Additionally, she won a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships.