Tokyo Olympics: Inspiring Women In Sport

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The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics gets underway with it’s first full week this week and we couldn’t be more excited. Seeing people excel is inspiring and we love to see women pushing the boundaries and showing the world how incredible and powerful we can be. To celebrate its return, we have decided to take a look at some of the most inspiring women in sport today.

 

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Serena Williams

You can’t talk about inspiring women in sport without mentioning Serena Williams. One half of the iconic Williams sister duo, Serena went on to have more wins throughout her career cementing her as a legend in tennis. The American sportswoman has won an incredible 4 Olympic gold medals as well as 23 grand slam singles titles.

 

Wu Minxia

In the pool, Chinese diver Minxia has asserted her dominance for the past 20 years and is one of the most decorated divers in history. She has won 5 Olympic gold medals and 8 World Championship gold medals in the 1m, 3m and synchronised diving events.

 

Allyson Felix

Another American athlete who has has an outstanding career is Allyson Felix. She is the only female athlete to have won a total of six Olympic gold medals in track and field, racing in the 100m, 400m as well as relay sprints. Allyson is also the most decorated athlete, male or female, in World Athletics Championships history with 18 career medals, of which 13 are golds.

 

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Jessica Ennis Hill

British sporting icon Dame Jessica Ennis Hill is not only an amazing success story but truly an inspiration. A quote on her website reads: ’The only one who can tell you “you can't win” is you and you don't have to listen.’ She certainly didn’t hold herself back in the Heptathlon, winning 1 Olympic gold at London 2012 as well as 3 World Championship golds and 1 European Athletics Championship gold. She really is the golden girl of British athletics!

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Veronica Campbell Brown

Veronica has had a hugely successful career in track and field in the 100m and 200m events. The Jamaican athlete has won 3 Olympic gold medals, and was the second woman in history to win 2 consecutive 200m events. She also has a number of other gold medals, including 3 World Championship golds, 1 Commonwealth Games gold and 3 World Athletics Final golds. Veronica is also one of only 9 other athletes to win championships at the youth, junior and senior level of an athletic event.

 

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