Top 8 Greatest Women Athletes in the world
In the past, women used to be dominated by the male portion of society. Women were barred from participating in the sports domain. Only household chores and taking care of children were meant for women.
But today, women have built their own space in the sports field. There is a long list of women sports stars from every sports association and professional league across the world.
Female athletes are born with abilities and possess raw talents. Their hard work, confidence and willpower are what help them to win over their competitors.
Hence, they are also the pride of the world. Commitment, self-confidence, training and hard work are important for athletes to shine. And one they all have in common – they dominate their sport.
The women mentioned in this article are notable for their contributions to sports and the broader culture too.
Reading about them will help you learn about some of the ferocious female pioneers who have paved the road for other women to emerge as successful athletes.
List of Top 8 Greatest Women Athletes in the world who dominated their sports
So, let’s explore some of the 8 best female athletes in the world.
Among the archive of accomplishments, the 38-year-old champ owns 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles titles with sister Venus and four Olympic gold medals.
The Associated Press (AP) gave her the title” Female Athlete of the Decade”, writing, “Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.”
Along the way, she’s kept it refreshingly real. Since giving birth to her daughter, Alexis, in 2017, she’s been candid about the pressures and frustrations of motherhood.
Serena is one of the most promising and relevant female athletes in the world. She has already been featured on the covers of Vogue, Brides and Vanity Fair.
One of the most dominant Indian athletes, Mary Kom’s story to the top reflects sheer dedication and hardwork. In fact, she is the only woman boxer who has earned medals in every format of amateur boxing.
An Olympic medalist, a six-time World Champion and a five-time World Amateur Boxing Champion, Mary Kom has been bestowed several notable awards like Padma Shri, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, and many others.
Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei was the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975, smashing the gender barrier in her field by climbing the world’s tallest peak. She also founded the first women’s climbing club in Japan.
Her will and courage can be determined by the fact that she wasn’t all awe-struck by her achievement. “I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest,” she allegedly said. “It’s only a mountain.”
After Everest, Tabei went on to climb more such gigantic mountains. In 1992, she became the first woman to stand atop the Seven Summits (the tallest peaks on the seven continents.).
An incredible American artistic gymnast, Simon Biles was born in Columbus, Ohio. She possesses great liveliness and endless energy which helped her to become a star.
Her first appearance was in Junior National Competition in the year 2011 at the American Classic in Houston. She secured the third position in the all-around competition, first in the vault and third in the balance beam at the 2012 American classic.
She has become a three-time all-around champion, three times world floor champion, two times world balance beam champion She has already achieved three-time world all-around champion (2013-15), three times world floor champion (2013-15), two times world balance beam champion (2014 and 2015) and five times United States National all-around Champion (2013-16 and 2018).
The Indian Badminton limelight, PV Sindhu started her journey at a very early age and since, has never looked back. Her victories consist of several medals at different tournaments including the Olympics and World Championship.
In fact, she is the first Indian who has earned the title of Badminton World Champion. She is also the only second individual who has won two consecutive medals at the Olympics.
Sindhu has been awarded Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Award.
A competitive swimmer, Katie Ledecky is an American who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. Trained in Nation’s Capital Swim Club, she used to train in the International Swimming Competitions.
She made her debut at the age of 15 in the 2012 London Olympic Games. She won the gold medal in the women’s 800-meter freestyle.
After that, she earned the title of World Swimmer of the Year in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. She is also renowned for the title Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in 2017.
She owns 10 individual gold medals at the World’s Aquatics Championships and 14 combined individual titles at the Olympic and World Aquatics Championships.
Forward Alex Morgan is one of the most productive scorers in the history of U.S. soccer. During the 2019 FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup, Morgan achieved a record-breaking five goals in a single game, exploded the internet with her post-goal tea-sipping and challenged the critics who deemed her celebrations “disrespectful.”
Her fight for parity is also an inspirational tale for many. She was the first one of 28 listed in a class-action lawsuit filed by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team against the U.S. Soccer Federation over allegations of gender discrimination.
A legend in the field of cricket, Mithali Raj is renowned for her impressive skills and achievements in her career. She was a right-handed opening batswoman and the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket. Plus, she was the only woman cricketer to exceed the 7,000 run mark in women’s One-day international matches.
The achievements are not yet over. Mithali is the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs. She has been rewarded with several national and international awards. They include the Wisden leading woman cricketer in the world in 2017, the Arjuna award in 2003, and the Padma Shri in 2015.
After being oppressed for centuries, women have now finally reached the zenith as they never call it quit. Even after being discriminated against and shamed, females all over the world have topped their lives through their consistent determination and longing to succeed.
The moment the women have begun competing in the games, they started dominating and changing the game.