WilmaRudolph1940–1994 Born prematurely in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee, Wilma Rudolph overcame multiple childhood illnesses, including polio, to become an Olympic champion in track and field. In the 1960’s games, she became the first…
Often compared to Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson was the first African American to break the color barrier in tennis.
As the unequivocal queens of March Madness, the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team had won 75 straight games.
In the wake of Pat Summitt’s death, activists fight to keep her legacy and the Lady Vols’ name alive.
Uncertain if she should stay close to home, Minoru goes off to work for a nonprofit in Thailand to pursue her passion: train with professional Muay Thai fighters who themselves are fighting for stronger bodies and a chance to escape poverty.
French-American figure skater Surya Bonaly repeatedly defied the norms of body and race in the sport. She not only mastered the backflip, she’s the only figure skater, male or female, to land the flip on one blade.
With her partner Riccardo Cocchi, Yulia Zagoruychenko is the current world champion in the Latin style of professional ballroom dance: a title won from years of intense training, competing, and performing show dances …
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The first female African American dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland broke ballet barriers, both racial and body-related.
At a time when doping has become extremely common in professional sports, it’s time to acknowledge a fundamental truth about female athletes.
At 14 years old, Mareike Miller seemed to have all the makings of a professional basketball player. But during her first major game at the senior level she suffered a serious torn ligament. It would change the way she played, but it wouldn’t stop her.