It’s impossible to deny the sheer athleticism of the women on this list, but these athletes represent so much more than a collection of medals and trophies. They’re also trailblazers who are making sports more accessible for the athletes who come after them and advocates who are dedicated to a number of important causes, from racial justice to equal pay. Every day, they’re proving that women (and athletes) are capable of anything, even shaping the world around them. Ahead, learn more about 10 athletes who are accomplishing big things, taking a stand, and inspiring countless others along the way. We’ll bet they inspire you, too.
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