Friday 8 March 2013

Girl Power!

As it's International Women's Day I thought I might big up some of my favourite female athletes.

I'll start with Marianne Vos, world cycling championship (in many cycling disciplines!) who celebrated her first road race victory of this year yesterday. (It's not her first victory this year as she had already won a few cyclo cross events including the world championships.)
If Ms Vos were a bloke she'd be a millionaire based on her achievements. As it is she just ploughs on through the sport that she loves while earning a 10th of the salaries of people like of Bradley Wiggins and Fabian Cancellara. 
Ok, enough of the complaining. I just want to salute Marianne Vos and wish her a "Happy Women's Day."

While on the subject I would also like to salute other female sportswomen that I admire:

Jessica Ennis (London 2012 Gold medallist Hepthalete)

Hope Powell (England Women's Football Team Manager)

Venus Williams (Tennis Star)

Emma Pooley (Team GB Cyclist/Beijing 2008 Time Trial silver medallist)

Martina Navratilova (Former Tennis Ace)

Chrissie Wellington (Four-Time World Ironman Triathlon Champion)

Nicola Adams (London 2012 Gold medallist Boxer)

Lizzie Armitstead (London 2012 Silver medallist - road cycle racing)
Laura Trott (London 2012 double gold medallist - track cycling)
Carmelita Jeter (London 2012 gold, silver and bronze medallist - 4x100 relay, 100m, 200m sprint)
Sally Pearson (London 2012 gold medallist - 100m hurdles)
Perri Shakes-Drayton (2013 European indoor 400m champion)

and many more.....


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