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The New Female Role Models: 10 Of The Most Inspirational Women In Sport Today

“With less than a year to go until Rio 2016 and the country’s sportswomen a real driving force behind elite success in so many sports, now is an incredibly exciting time for women’s sport in the UK. From the launch of This Girl Can in January to the current Netball World Cup, women’s sport may never have been higher on the agenda,” a spokesperson from Women In Sport told HuffPost UK.

 

depicts ‘real’ women of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels embracing sport in all their sweaty, jiggling glory – and has been a resounding success. Even Nike has taken an inspirational ‘real woman’ tack with its

 

And her “help” has certainly been unwavering this year. Continuing to campaign tirelessly against gender equality in sport, the retired jockey has also backed numerous campaigns that aim to boost women’s sport at the grass roots level.

 

in March marked a pivotal moment in the history of women’s sport. Clare Balding, who has been the face of horse racing coverage for the best part of two decades, even snubbed the Grand National in favour of covering the event.

 

, even that cloud had some significant silver linings. This year’s Series was not only the first to see the England women’s cricket team compete as centrally contracted professional cricketers – but also the first to have every single ball broadcast live, thanks to Sky Sports.

 

 

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