The Real Superwomen: Female Athletes Who Outperformed Their Male Counterparts and Made Sports History

    Today, female athletes are more celebrated than they’ve ever been, however, it’s taken a lot to get to this point. Where women once weren’t allowed to compete, the last century has seen female athletes reach incredible feats and even outperform their male counterparts in male-dominated sports.

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    At Popular Everything, we’ve compiled a list of women who broke the gender barrier and made sports history, bearing testament to what dedication, focus, and strength of character can achieve. Their significance can’t be underestimated, as the extraordinary accomplishments of these female athletes have opened the gates for women in sports.