Top 25 Iconic Moments In Women’s Sports That Made Everyone Cheer

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Glitz and glamour have always dominated women’s sports from time immemorial. The trend is slowly changing. Nowadays, more time is spend to analyse the achievement of women in sports than that is spent for analysing their wardrobe malfunctions or other controversial events. Here, we are going to 25 such iconic moments in women’s sports that have made everyone cheer.

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1. Ronda Rousey
The bronze medallist of 2008 Beijing Olympics, Ronda Rousey is known as one of the best judo fighters ever in the world. She combined mixed martial arts as well in her sport to become a fearless fighter. During 2015, she was one of the top- searched names on Google. Today, she is more into cage-fighting and has done a few movies as well. While at the peak of her career, she was the face of UFC.

2. Nadia Comaneci
She was a genius behind her small and frail frame. This Romanian gymnast stunned the world during the 1976 Olympics. She was so small that people hardly noticed her, but when the competition started, she was a different person! She won her first “Perfect 10” in this competition and went on to be declared the overall winner as well.

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3. Gertrude Ederie
During a time when not many women succeeded in pursuing their dream, Gertrude Ederie broke all men’s records when she swam across the English Channel in just 14 hours and 31 minutes. This happened way back in 1926. She still continues to inspire may aspiring swimmers across the world.

4. Billie Jean King
A world-famous tennis player and a nightmare for her opponents, Billie Jean King, was once ranked No.1 for a whopping five consecutive years. She gave the world many moments to cheer all through her career. One of the most important of them was her match vs. Bobby Riggs, the 1939 Wimbledon Men’s Champion. King not just defeated Riggs in this match, but she crushed him mercilessly.

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5. Maria Sharapova
The world took notice of this Russian beauty of a tennis player when she beat the famous and more powerful Serena Williams to clinch the 2004 Wimbledon title. Sharapova was just 17 years then. Post that, she won many tournaments and attracted a huge crowd wherever she played, thanks to her great figure and mesmerising beauty. Today, she is one of the richest women sportspersons ever at just 29 years of age, which speaks volumes about her success.

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