Powerful Women in Sport

Female participation in sports has risen dramatically – especially in the last quarter of the twentieth century. This change in the sports world reflects the positive change in society when it comes to gender equality. Although this still varies greatly from country to country, and also depends on the sporting activity, women in sport is gaining broad acceptance. More and more high profile female athletes are participating in historically male sports like golf, ice hockey, football – and even ultimate Frisbee. Here we look at some of the most influential women in sport and their journeys to get to where they are today.