Yes, Women Can Dominate in Sports Too. And All the Power to Them

Simone Biles- Gymnastics

Simone was No. 48 in 2017 in the World Fame 100. She won gold in the vault, floor and the all-around at the Rio Olympics less than a year before that.

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She’s partnered with Target and Always to become a spokesperson for Girls on the Run, which is a nonprofit organization that helps young girls gain confidence and life skills through running.

Rhonda Rousey – UFC


She is currently the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Rumor has it she wants to fight in the men’s division of UFC to “make things a little fairer.”

Danica Patrick – NASCAR

Danica Patrick is the only woman to win an Indy Car Series race, a sport typically dominated by men. She wrote a book called “Pretty Intense” which talks about her mind, body, and food plan. She also plans on making her own wine and clothing brand.

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She just recently retired in 2018. She joined NASCAR in 2010 and was the first woman to race in the Sprint cup of 2013 full-time.

Next up, a tennis queen. See how talented she is!

Maria Sharapova – Tennis

Maria Sharapova was named the world No. 1 for the first time in 2005, at the age of 18. She is one of ten women, the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She’s also an Olympic medalist.

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She wrote a memoir that reached No. 7 on the New York Times best-seller list. In November of last year, she went to Puerto Rico to help in relief efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. She also donated revenue from Sugarpova, her own candy company, to a relief fund.

Caroline Wozniacki – Tennis

One of the best females in tennis is Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark. She reached No. 1 rank in the world in 2010 and continues to dominate the game considering her 2018 Australian Open victory.

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She already passed the $30 million mark, which makes her the fourth highest earner of all time. She’s engaged to former NBA player David Lee. She was recently named No. 8 on Forbes list of the most powerful women in international sports.

The next female athlete is a surfing beauty.

Whitney Miller – Surfing

Whitney Miller is from Texas and is a professional surfer who also dabbled in mixed martial arts. While at college, Whitney became a professional wake surfer.


She also entered the Miss Texas United States pageant and won the overall title and the swimsuit award. She then went on to get the title of Miss United States 2012.

Anastasia Ashley – Surfing

Anastasia is from California and began surfing at the age of 5, before her family moved to Hawaii. At the age of 6, she already started winning contests. She won a surf contest using a run-down board that she found in the garbage. In 2003, she received the Triple Crown Rookie of the Year award and by 16, she won her first major national title.


Ashley won the 2010 Pipeline Women’s Pro in Hawaii. You may have seen Ashley on Hell’s Kitchen in the third episode of Season 14. She taught the team challenge winners how to surf.

Let’s show you one more surfing queen, see the next photo.

Alana Blanchard – Surfing

Alana Blanchard is an American professional surfer and model. She got first place in shortboard at the 2005 T&C Women’s Pipeline Championships. She has more championships in Hawaii and Spain, too.


Alana designs, as well as models, Rip Curl swimwear. She’s dating Australian pro surfer Jack Freestone and they have a baby boy together.

Ashlyn Harris – Soccer

Ashlyn is an American soccer player and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. Right now, she’s the goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team and Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League.


Harris made history when she was one of the first time women players to be included in the game FIFA 16, a video game that has been 100% male players, until now.

You might have heard of the next female soccer player. She’s widely popular.

Alex Morgan – Soccer

Alex Morgan is one of the main reasons why the American women’s soccer team has been so successful. She’s played for five professional teams and represented the women’s national team since 2010.

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She helped Team USA take home Olympic gold in 2012 and a World Cup gold in 2015. Morgan was the first woman featured on the cover of the FIFA video game series in 2015.

Hope Solo – Soccer

Hope Solo was the goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team from 2000 to 2016. She won the Olympic Gold medal twice and is a World Cup champion. She’s considered one of the top female goalkeepers in the world, holding the U.S. record for most career clean sheets.

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She also received a Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper. After the 2011 World Cup, she participated in Dancing with the Stars and has posed for numerous magazines.

A fan of swimming? See the next female swimmer dominating her sport.

Natalie Coughlin – Swimming

Natalie is an American swimmer and twelve-time Olympic medalist. She became the first woman ever to swim the 100-meter backstroke in less than one minute, at the age of 19. At the 2008 Olympic Games, she was the first U.S. female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympiad.

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She has too many awards to count. She earned the World Swimmer of the Year Award once and American Swimmer of the Year Award three times. She won sixty medals in major international competitions!

Chloe Kim – Snowboarding

The 18-year-old snowboarder is already getting the title of ‘legend’ in the snowboarding community. She’s from California and has been dominating the snowboarding scene she started competing. The first time she competed was in the 2014 Winter X Games where she earned a silver medal.

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Since then, Kim won five more medals. Recently in the 2018 Winter Olympics, she took home another gold even though it was her first-ever participation in the Olympics.

The next snowboarder is a force to be reckoned.

Silje Norendal – Snowboarding

Silje is a Norwegian snowboarder who competes in halfpipe, slopestyle and boardercross. She won the gold in women’s slopestyle in Winter X Games Europe in 2013 among other medals.

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Last year, she got engaged to hockey player Alexander Bonsaksen. What’s nice is that Silje learned to snowboard with her mom, Marit. Silje was only 4 years old and her mom was 41.

Darya Klishina – Long Jump

Darya is a Russian long jumper. She started her career in athletics at the age of thirteen, in 2004. She was Russia’s only track and field athlete at Rio 2016 and at the World Championships in London.

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She spent most of her childhood in Tver, a small town in Russia, and then she moved to Moscow to start an athletic career. Her long legs are a major reason why she’s into long jumping. But in her younger years, she also played volleyball.

We can’t forget about hockey. See who’s dominating the sport.

Hilary Knight – Hockey

Hilary Knight started playing hockey in college and has been dominating the game ever since. She’s an Olympic Silver Medalist for the USA and MVP of the Canadian Women’s Professional hockey league. She’s a four-time World Champion and looks pretty good doing it.

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Funnily enough, Hilary has admitted of being afraid of the dark, of all things. This clearly powerful and dominant female athlete still has to keep a nightlight in her room at night.

Ellen Hoog – Field Hockey

Ellen Hoog is a Dutch field hockey player who became part of the national team in 2004. She won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012 and a silver medal in 2016. She is a member of the Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.


She was also part of the Dutch team that won the World Championship at the 2006 Women’s Hockey World Cup. Sadly, when her father died of cancer a week after her European Championship victory in Ireland, it was hard for her to continue but she managed to get back in the game in 2005.

Let’s move on to skiing. She’s a young gold medal winner and top athlete.

Mikaela Shiffrin – Skiing

Shiffrin is one of the top female athletes in skiing. At the young age of 22, she already competed in two Winter Olympics and had competed in the PyeongChang Games, 2018.

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She won the gold medal in the 2014-women’s slalom race in the Olympics. She was 18 years and 345 days old – the youngest women’s Olympic slalom champion of all time.

Lindsey Vonn – Skiing

Lindsey Vonn is one of the most recognizable female athletes today. She’s one of the only two skiers to win four World Cup overall championships as well as one of the very few to win World Cup races in alpine skiing.

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The gold medal she earned in downhill at the 2010 Olympics was the first title for an American woman ever. Unfortunately, she’s recently been injured and hopes to get right back to the slopes.

Have you heard of the next basketball female champion?

Candace Parker – Basketball

Canadace Parker is one of the WNBA’s finest. In 2008, she was drafted as the first overall pick and has been a powerhouse ever since.

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She has one championship, two MVP selections, and four All-Star selections. From 2011-15, she won the title as the Russian National League champion.

Allison Stokke – Pole Vault

This pole vaulter suddenly found herself in the spotlight after a photograph was taken of her at a competition that showed her beauty. Before she competed in the NCAA for the California Golden Bears, a photo was taken of her and it began circulating the internet.


Since graduating, she’s enjoyed her successful life as a professional pole vaulter and sponsored fitness model for Nike and Athleta.

The next athlete is a major basketball pro and a good Samaritan too!

Skylar Diggins – Basketball

Skylar is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). And when she’s not playing basketball, she likes to give back to society.


She’s an advocate against childhood obesity, a guest interviewer for ESPN, and also a model for Nike. You can see her in Vogue magazine and in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot.

Natalie Gulbis – Golf

Natalie Gulbis is an American professional golfer, playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She started playing the game when she was only four years old. At age seven, she won her first tournament.


Gulbis was even the top player on the boys’ golf team at her high school. She went on to play three victorious U.S. Solheim Cup teams in 2005, 2007, and 2009.

Lexi Thomson – Golf

Lexi Thomson has a widely reputable golf career. At the age of 12, she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open, which made her the youngest ever golfer to do it. By 15, she was officially a golf pro.


The next year, she broke an LPGA record and won the first major title – 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship. It must run in the family because her two older brothers are also professional golfers.

Paige Spiranac – Golf

Paige is a professional golfer who is very much with it in the Instagram age. She is as much known for her Instagram account as much as her golf game.


Her social media fame led her to be invited to play in the 2015 Omega Dubai Ladies Classic. This was the start of her professional golfing career. In 2016 on the Cactus Tour, she finished the season with $8,010 in winnings and another invitation to compete in Dubai.

Saina Newhal – Badminton

Saina is so good at badminton that after her career-threatening knee injury she in 2016 in the Rio Olympics, she was back in the game only months after the surgery, she was back on tracks.

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She won a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championship. She helped big time in India winning the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She won a total of 24 international titles.

Jwala Gutta – Badminton

Jwala represented India for more than 15 years. She won medals for India at the World and Asian Championships. In 2017, she joined the Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) as a coach for the women’s doubles.


Outside badminton, she’s known for being outspoken, calling out the Indian government for discrimination. She fights for her rights as well as women’s rights and animal rights.

Lolo Jones – Hurdling and Bobsledding

Lolo dominates both sports of hurdling and bobsledding. These are not the most popular sports, but they’re definitely not easy to master. She won the gold medal at the 2008 World Athletics Final and World Indoor Championships.

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Also, she participated in the Summer Olympics of 2008 and 2012 and Winter Olympics. She cares about others, as seen when she donated her $4,000 prize from winning the 100-meter hurdles at the Olympic trials to Renee Trout – a single mother from Iowa who got hit by the Iowa flood of 2008.

Sierra Blaire Coyle – Rock Climbing

That’s right, rock climbing is a competitive sport. From Arizona, 24-year-old Sierra Blair-Coyle has been a professional rock climber since she was 14. She was voted one of the Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015 by AskMen.


She competed in the World Cup between 2010 and 2018. Sierra graduated in May 2016 from Arizona State University with a degree in marketing and travels the world competing.

Tessa Virute – Figure Skating

Canadian Tessa Virtue is the world’s most successful Olympian athlete in figure skating. She reached championship at the Pyeongchang Olympics with her partner, dancing on ice to the famous “Moulin Rouge”.


Their set went viral and people wanted to know if the two are a couple in real life. The answer was revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres show where she said that they’re not. Tessa tours around Canada with Stars on Ice.

Alina Zagitova – Figure Skating

When she was 16, Russian Alina Zagitova became the youngest figure skater since Tara Lipinski to win the gold in Pyeongchang. Her parents actually named her after Alina Kabaeva, the Russian rhythmic gymnast who won gold in Athens.

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Zagitova has met Vladimir Putin, who gave her the award of Order of Friendship for her accomplishments in Korea.

Winifer Fernandez – Volleyball

Winifer is a Dominican volleyball player for the Dominican national team. She played in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and competed at the 2015 FIVB Club World Championship.


She became popular after video photos of her playing and training went viral in July 2016. In 2017, she was ranked #7 among the 10 most beautiful and coveted athletes in the world by the Salvadoran newspaper El Mundo.

Kerri Walsh – Beach Volleyball

Kerri is the face of U.S. and global beach volleyball. Amazingly, she has 133 victories and three Olympic medals. She and her teammate Misty Tay-Treanor are part of the best volleyball team ever.


She had a winning streak of 113 matches at one point, believe it or not. She’s even been on TV shows like CSI: Miami, Hell’s Kitchen, and Celebrity Wife Swap.

Laila Ali – Boxing

Laila is Muhammad Ali’s daughter, so she’s had a spotlight on her from an early age. She’s had an unbelievable career as a boxer, remaining undefeated.

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She’s one of the most successful female boxers of all time to fight in the boxing ring. She would definitely have made her father a proud man.

Yelena Isinbayeva – Pole Vault

Yelena Isinbayeva is one of the most successful athletic women, period. She is the greatest female pole vaulter of all time. She has two Olympic gold medals and is a three-time World Champion.

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She became the first woman to pass the five-metre barrier in 2005. She holds the current world record of 5.06 meters outdoors, which was set in Zurich in 2009.

Robin Bone – Pole Vault

Robin Bone is not just a pretty face. She’s a dedicated pole vaulter. In 2010, she competed at the Eastern Junior Olympic Championships held at the Armory in New York City and got a height of 12 feet and 1 inch, setting the Connecticut State record.


She started out doing gymnastics, but after 10 years of intensive training, her doctor banned her from any further participation because of the overwhelming amount of head injuries she received.

Aly Raisman – Gymnastics

Aly Raisman is an American six-time Olympic gold medalist. She was a member and captain of the 2012 “Fierce Five” and 2016 “Final Five” U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics teams. And they won both competitions.

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You might have seen Raisman as a contestant on season 16 of Dancing With the Stars. She finished 4th place with two-time champion Mark Ballas.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee – Track and Field

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie reigns the track and field arena. She holds gold medals in the heptathlon and long jump. , still holding certain records in them. Sports Illustrated for women named her the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century.

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She’s also a philanthropist and foundation owner and advocate for racial equality, women rights, and children education.

Gabby Douglas – Gymnastics

Gabby is by far one of the best gymnasts of her time. She has several world records and is the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and 2015 World all-around silver medalist, making her the first African American get the title.

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She also dominated the AT&T American Cup and World Championship accolades.

Katie Ledecky – Swimming

Katie Ledecky is a swimmer and has already made a name for herself as one of the greatest female swimmers of all time.

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Ledecky has earned every medal in her sight. From the Olympics, World Championships and Pan Pacific Championships, Ledecky won 24 golds and two silvers. All by the age of 21, by the way.