TALK ABOUT EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP WITH OUR WOMEN IN SPORTS
For the first time in history, black women in sports are setting records, breaking barriers, and changing the narrative for the upcoming U.S Olympics in Tokyo by creating their own lane and chasing their dreams. Let's celebrate these women by showcasing new comers and returning medalists as they start the Olympics. We are rooting for you all!
1. Gabby Thomas
Recent Harvard University graduate in neurobiology and global health Gabby Thomas breaks the 200-meter race record being the second fastest in her category in the upcoming Olympic Games , punching her ticket to Tokyo with one of the event’s best times ever of 51.9 seconds.
2. Simone Manual
Simone Manual returns to the Olympics after her historic record debut in 2016, by being the first African American to win a Medal in the Olympics in a swimming event. We are rooting for you Simone as you we know you will continue to break barriers and dominate your category in this years Olympics.
3. Sydney McLaugnlin
Many remember 2016 Olympian Sydney Mclaugnlin, as the youngest to enter the Olympics as a high schooler. Well she back! Let's just say she came back breaking records as the fastest in the Women's 400-meters hurdles in this year's Olympics trials. We know this is the beginning of her talents, and we're ready to see her win Medals in this year's Olympics.
4. Quanera Hayes
Quanera Hayes, mother, and track star headed to the Tokyo Olympics after becoming the USA national champion during the Olympic Team Trials in Oregon. We can't want to see your greatness in the Olympics.
5. Simone Biles
She needs no introduction! 30 Olympic and World Championship 24-year-old Simone Biles continues to grace the stages with tricks, splits and turns every chance she gets. We know she will not disappoint, and we're so excited to see you shine in this years Olympics.
6. Naomi Osaka
Osaka , Japanese born Haition- American tennis player won all four of her First Grand Slam Finals, as well as the US and Australian Open’s twice. It doesn't stop there, she's an entrepreneur, Social Justice Advocate, and Brand Ambassador. She will represent Japan in the Tokyo Olympics, and we are so excited to see everything you do Naomi!
7. Sha'Carri Richardson
Texas native Sha'Carri Richardson, is one the fastest women to ever race. She emerged in LSU as the An American Track and Field Sprinter qualified for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympic Games with her standout astonishing performance at the U.S Olympic Trials.
8. Christina Clemons
Christina Clemons, a former Ohio State Buckeye emerged as she finished her standout performance. For the first time ever she qualified for the Olympics after finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles. Good luck Christina!
9. Vashti Cunningham
Vashti Cunningham daughter of former NFL star quarterback Randall Cunningham, she's one of the best women’s high jumper in the country. We're ready to see you dominate at this year's Olympics
10. Deja Young
Deja Young, a track & field athlete is a Paralympic hopeful for a gold medal at this year's Tokyo Games. She represents empowerment as she was born with a brachial plexus injury that caused nerve damage and limited mobility to her right shoulder. Therefore, her disability that can't slow her down or stop her talent! She fulfills her dreams, and we cant wait to see you shine and win a Medal.
Are you watching the Olympics? If so, who are you most excited in seeing ? Comment below we want to hear your feedback!
Written by: Tara Bickerstaff
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