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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Allyson Felix is the only female track and field athlete to ever win six Olympic gold medals and is tied with Merlene Ottey as the most decorated female Olympian in the history of track and field, with a total of nine Olympic medals. With 16 career medals, Felix is the most decorated athlete in IAAF World Championships history, possessing 11 golds, three silvers, and two bronzes. And she isn't even done yet. With intentions of returning to the 2020 Olympics, after giving birth, Felix intends to be at her "absolute best" for the upcoming games.