In honor of the 45th Anniversary of Title IX, we sat down with rugby phenom and WSF Athlete Advisory Panel member Phaidra Knight to discuss the importance of the legislation, women’s rugby debuting at the 2016 Olympic Games, her favorite post-workout snack and more.
Before Title IX, only one in 27 girls played sports. Today, that number is two in five. Girls want to play too. This Women’s History Month, join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of women in sport since the passing of Title IX in 1972, as we honor them across our social platforms and here on the S.H.E. Network.
During Black History Month, the WSF is proud to celebrate and honor all the incredible African-American women making waves on and off the field of play. One phenomenal woman we would like to highlight is two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2016 WSF Sportswoman of the Year, Claressa Shields. Hear her original poem she recited at the WSF Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala and what it was like for her to make history in Rio.
Following your passion towards a career path is a guaranteed way to always love what you do. For Olympic gold medalist Lauryn Williams, following a self-proclaimed love of “money and math” lead her to financial planning and the creation of her own financial services company, Worth Winning.
Women’s sports want your support. Since the implementation of Title IX in 1972, female participation in athletics has grown from one in 27 to now two in five, yet women’s sports are less than 2% of sport stories in the media. Together we can change that and it starts by getting in the stands.
There has been a steady increase in the participation of American women at the Olympics since the passage of Title IX and this summer we watched as hundreds of girls who benefited from this law made history.
At 18 years of age, I was at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, as the only Indian to represent our country in the sport of table tennis. The four months leading up to the Games were full of hard work, excitement, sudden media attention and the knowledge of the expectations of an entire nation.
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have officially come to a close and what an incredible few weeks it has been! This summer Team USA boasted a roster with 294 women, marking the most women to ever compete for any nation at a single Games. Check out how our #TeamWSF athletes performed and were a part of history.
Olympic year is finally here and the WSF is excited to celebrate and share the list of our amazing and talented athletes that will be competing in the Rio Olympic Games. Members of #TeamWSF include WSF leadership and Travel & Training and Rusty Kanokogi grant recipients.
At the age of 11, Amy Cozad decided she wanted to give diving a try over swimming and quickly the dream took hold to one day compete for Team USA. Now at the age of 25, she is making her dream a reality competing in the women’s synchronized 10-meter diving event at the Rio 2016…