Simone Biles became America’s most decorated gymnast — male or female — in 2019 when she won her 24th and 25th medals at the world championships.
One of the few non-Californians on the U.S. women’s water polo team, she was a goalkeeper on the squad that won the 2015 world championship and the gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Rose Lavelle might become the face of the four-time Women’s World Cup-champion team, coming full circle after she idolized Mia Hamm as a third-grader.
Ogwumike began her involvement with the union as a player representative for her team
Alysa Liu is a two-time U.S. figure skating champion, but the teenager has her sights set on an Olympics medal.
Claressa Shields delivers messages more powerful and persuasive than her devastating right cross.
Mikaela Shiffrin used to feel uneasy about athletes speaking out on social issues, but her view has evolved as she secures her place as a skiing great.
As Lizzie Armanto continues to climb the ranks of skateboarding, she hopes to raise awareness about the realities of inequality for women in sports.
‘If your dream only includes you, it’s too small a dream,’ Clark says . ‘So I really embraced the idea of becoming a mentor.’
“I don’t have a message for women, I have a message for people,” Danica Patrick says.