The Rio Olympics have been filled with badass women ― and many have left their feminist marks.
While there has been a fair share of sexism in Rio, it has been offset by serious girl power. From Katie Ledecky smashing world records to the super humans that are the Final Five ― these Olympic games have shown the power, perseverance and willpower of female athletes.
To honor these talented Olympians and all that they stand for, we’ve rounded up 18 of the most feminist moments to come out of the Summer Olympics. From tennis star Andy Murray reminding a reporter that women can and do dominate tennis, to a gymnastics floor routine set to a Beyoncé song, to some wonderful moments of sportsmanship, it’s been a pretty damn awesome few weeks.
Below are 18 feminist moments from the Rio Olympics that had us cheering.
John Inverdale: you're 1st person to win 2 Olympic tennis golds! Andy Murray: "Venus and Serena have won four each" pic.twitter.com/R1xU3PVulB— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) August 15, 2016
Gymnasts from North & South Korea take a selfie together. This is why we do the Olympics. pic.twitter.com/Id44OuehN3— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 5, 2016
This week's cover: The stars of a Red Hot American Summer! pic.twitter.com/slhs6sNbHc— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 16, 2016
Vice-Versa: @katieledecky @MichaelPhelps re-create famous photo with opposite roles #riotoday #SwimUnited pic.twitter.com/S06rkRkcTz— USA Swimming (@USASwimming) August 15, 2016
After colliding, @abbey_dags (#USA) & @NikkiHamblin (#NZL) show true #Olympic spirit. https://t.co/LJf9pvPIbV https://t.co/HTfixzxCVS— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 16, 2016
Egypt v Germany, Beach Volleyball.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 8, 2016
This is why we do the Olympics. pic.twitter.com/DT19Zm5ube
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