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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Named Team USA Female Olympic Athlete of the Year in December 2015, Simone Biles has since taken the gymnast world by storm. Rising to prominence in 2016 Rio Olympic games, Biles won her first Olympic gold medal in the gymnastic team event. She also won the gold medal individual all-around and won her second individual gold medal for the balance beam, and her third for the floor exercise. After her strong year in 2016, Biles decided to take 2017 off to focus on her training.
Coming back in 2018, Biles won the all-around title at the U.S Classic in July. Her return to the competition was highlighted by numerous upgrades from 2016. She also placed first in every event at the 2018 National Championships, becoming the first woman to do so since Dominique Dawes in 1994. This year, Biles competed in her first World Cup not on American soil, the Stuttgart World Cup, where she finished in first place.