Since the 2012 London Olympics, women’s sport has grown in importance. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, this March 8 we want to vindicate the role of women in sport. For this reason, from Esportter we bring you 8 women who currently dominate the sports scene.
The rider has once again risen to the snowboard podium at the IPC 2019 World Cup for para-snowboard . The Paralympic athlete has achieved silver after bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. No one in Spain had ever won an Olympic medal in that sport. Her effort and dedication helped her overcome obstacles and achieve her dream. These medals are the prelude to what you can achieve at the World Cup in Pyha (Finland), which will begin on March 25.
The badminton player has become the first person to win the Badminton World Cup for the third time. In 2018 she won gold in the two major competitions that have been held. Currently, she is four-time European champion and three-time world champion. The Huelva has been one of the players who has made Spanish women’s sport the most visible, hence her place on this list.
We can consider the triple Olympic medalist one of the best weightlifters in history. Her record continues to grow: in 2018 she won her second gold in the world championship, and her fourth in Europe. A tireless athlete who can become the Spanish representative (proxy) at the Tokyo games.
In November, she was proclaimed world champion in kata. The best karate fighter Spanish and World Cup faces the next Olympics. from Tokyo as one of the favorites to get on the podium. For three years it has remained first in the world ranking. Her four European championships and her World Cup make us think that the best of Sánchez is yet to come.
She is a pioneer among men, being the first woman to win the motorcycling world championship in the Supersport 300 category. A world full of men in which the champion has occupied their deserved position, making female athletes visible again.
With three European golds in high jump, Ruth Beitia was the first athlete to win an Olympic gold. Already retired, the athlete won bronze in London 2012. A medal that comes late, but with the same joy. A true veteran who has earned a place in this ranking.
The tennis player is one of the most recognized women in the world of sport. The two tennis grand slams have earned her to position herself as the third in the world ranking. She was also recognized as the best tennis player of the year in 2017 by both the ITF and the WTA. She is one of the few tennis players who have been able to achieve multiple victories in the big four tournaments.
Spanish swimming has, in recent years, its star figure. The swimmer has an extensive collection of medals and has made it clear that, at the Tokyo Games, she wants to add her 47th medal in the pool. She has been considered one of the best Spanish athletes and, to this day, continues to work to maintain that position.
At Esportter we are proud of these athletes and of all those who, without winning important prizes, continue to fight every day to be the best. Is there an athlete that you would like us to add to this list? Write to us and tell us which one.