When it comes to women's sports, many turn a blind eye to their accomplishments. Nevertheless, with the most recent United States Women's National team (USWNT) win at the FIFA World Cup and the noise made at Wimbledon, it's about time we put a little respeck on the names of black women taking their sports by storm.
Here are the 12 black female athletes who are changing their games.
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Mallory Pugh is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Washington Spirit and the United States Women's National soccer team. At the age of 17, she was the youngest player to debut for the national team since Heather O'Reilly in 2002. Scoring in the 83rd minute in her first appearance, Pugh became the 19th US player to score in her debut. Shortly after her debut, Pugh was chosen to represent the US in the 2016 Summer Olympics. There she became the youngest player ever to score a goal for the United States in an Olympic game. In the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Pugh scored her first World Cup goal in the game against Thailand on June 11, 2019; contributing to the US victory of 13-0 win.