As we all know in the beginning women’s sport was not very famous and watched and was excluded from athletics, they have little access to resources and training. Due to this, female representation was very less, and there was a persistent gender gap in the sports world. But in recent years you can visibly see that women’s sports are rising. They have more opportunities and now they are playing on an international level. Now women in sports have the same right to compete and grow as men.
So read along to know how women in sports are rising and breaking the barriers.
How Women in sports breaking the Barrier:
As we all know, the sports world was first ruled by men but now it is ruled by wonderful women and they are making history. But still, women are facing numerous barriers while participating in sports. Often, women feel constrained by society’s outdated expectations of what they can and cannot do. In spite of this, there is no doubt that things are changing. Now you can see there are many female pioneers in sports.
So are you ready to know about some women who break the barrier, drive change and inspire millions of women that everything is possible for women?
Here we go:
Simone is a gymnastics champion. She broke records and defied prejudices since her debut in 2013. She even got world championship medals and Olympics in history. Simone did what was impossible for many female gymnasts. She won 19 medals which makes her the most famous gymnast of all time. She set an example in female sports. Simon spoke about the value of self-care and mental health and also advises other athletes to consider their own well-being.
Billie Jean King:
Billie Jean is one of the most famous players in tennis: she won 39 Grand Slam titles in sports and was the first female to earn more than $100,000 in just one season. She was the first woman in professional sports to coach a co-ed team. Billie Jean King became the first women commissioner in 1984. She also initiated the fight for equal pay in tennis sports. King promotes gender equality, breaks gender stereotypes, supports LGBTQ rights, and opens the way for female athletes in sports.
Megan Rapinoe is a soccer star. She supports the rights of females and LGBTQ+. Megan got two FIFA World Cup titles. She is a champion who speaks for injustice in the world, and equal pay for women in football. During the national anthem, Rapinoe kneeles to support Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality and racism. She generously works for the Paralympic Committee, U.S. Olympics, and (GLSEN). Then she became the ambassador of athlete ally and her mission was to terminate homophobia and transphobia in sports.
Allyson Felix is a successful American woman. She is the fastest woman. Allyson won nine Olympic medals including six gold medals. She works as an advocate to raise a voice for women’s empowerment and maternal health.
They are role models empowering women who want to participate in sports. This is how they are supporting and fighting for women’s rights in sports.
How women achieve equality:
As we all know, that in history women’s sports had very little media attention, were underfunded, and challenged gender stereotypes and prejudices. Males athletes get more pay, sponsorship agreements, and endorsement than female athletes. Even their performances are equal. So women are continuously facing hurdles in sports.
Moreover, female players also get insulted comments and face harassment and discrimination both on and off the field because of their gender. Which badly affects their performance and confidence.
As we all know women’s health issues like pregnancy and menstruation, are often overlooked in athletics, resulting in inadequate accommodation and support.
But now female athletes are getting immense success and skyrocketing achievements. They are role models for young girls. These athletes have broken all the records and negated prejudices as women’s sports grew in popularity and importance. They told people that gender is not a barrier in any sphere of life.
Now you can see that women athletes have performed brilliantly in many fields like soccer, softball, and basketball Females deserve the same resources, opportunities, recognition, and rights as male athletes have in society and media.
Women in sports have made tremendous improvements in recent years. As we have mentioned, few female athletes leave a mark in female sports. women athletes taught ladies about their power and strength. They inspired thousands of females to be like them. They have set an example for every woman. So be like them and shine like a star.