When it comes to sport media men always take the front seat and are the first to hit the headlines. What about all of these sportswomen working their socks off to inspires, achieve their potential and all for their country? Here at b**p we have put together a list of just some of the women we think deserve credit for their dedication and hard work.
We kick off the list with Jessica Ennis, Jessica is not only a double world champion and an outstanding track star she is also known for her glamour and physique, winning a Glamour Award back in 2011.
She missed the 2014 season due to her pregnancy but still received ‘The Most Inspirations Figure by under 25 year old’s in the UK.’
Kelly Holmes retired in 2005 but is still known for setting records and winning gold medals. Kelly funded the DKH Legacy Trust, a registered charity that supports young athletes across the UK, just one of the many reasons why young athletes look to her for inspiration.
Rebecca Adlington may own four Olympic gold medals for her dedication and hard work but she never forgets where she came from and appreciates the facilities she had access to as a child. She previously wrote in her blog, ‘I’ve been swimming in locals pools since I can remember and there’s no doubt with out the access to these pools I would not of achieved what I had today,’ maintaining an air of normality amongst her success.
I’m sure everyone reading this already knows Serena Williams, whether your a tennis fan or not, so no introduction is needed. She is currently ranked number one in the world with 33 major titles under her belt. Recovering from her injuries back in 2007, which caused serious doubts about her return to the court, Serena has never failed to give her best, making an outstanding come back at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami, where she made a triumphant return and won the title.
Openly bisexual, Nicola Adams was named the most influential LGBT person in Britain by The Independent in 2012. She is the first British woman to win an Olympic boxing title and certainly isn’t one to mess with.
As a gold medallist at European, World and Olmypic level, Victoria Pendleton is a member of the European Cycling Union Hall of Fame. No wonder she’s nicknamed ‘Queen Victoria.’
Katy Mclean is not only a talented rugby player but has the brains to match. Katy works as a school teacher as well as being the current England rugby captain. She recently won BBC Personality of the Year for the North East after captaining England to world cup victory in August, 2014.
Age is just a number to Jo Pavey which she soon proved after becoming the oldest female European champion in history at the age of 40. Pavey came in third at last year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year for her contribution to distance running
Casey Storey isn’t just recognised for her football ability, which we hasten to add is something else, many girls and even men look up to her for being brave enough to come out, despite the negativity and the hate she had to deal with. Stoney currently sits in the 50th spot on the Independent’s Pink List of Influential Lesbian and Gay People in the UK.