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.
Sydney McLaughlin is an American hurdler and sprinter who became the youngest U.S track and field athlete to compete at the Olympics in 44 years, reaching the semifinals in 2016 Rio Olympic games. Despite having accomplished so much already, McLaughlin showed that she still had much to prove. In March 2018, McLaughlin set the world junior 400-meter record at the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships. And in May 2018, McLaughlin broke the collegiate and NCAA record in the 400-meter hurdles, running 52.75 to win the event in her first SEC championship appearance.
After her great accomplishments, McLaughlin turned professional in October of 2018 and signed with the New Balance team.