If we look at the history of sports all the way to its beginning, we would have to say that women in sports is a relatively new concept. Like with many other fields of activity, women have only made their presence felt in sports over the last decades. In spite of this recent history of women in national sports, there are now many famous female athletes who have millions of fans all over the world and whose performances are highly acclaimed.
Nowadays, women are just as encouraged as men to practice a college sport or a professional one and are given the same chance to succeed in it by being offered scholarships and grants. Whether we are talking about college sports or professional sports, women have proven to be just as competent as men.
The success and admiration that famous female athletes enjoy is by no means a result of their good looks and sex appeal. It is their dedication and performances that make them so famous and respected. However, being a famous female athlete is similar in many ways to being a movie superstar. This is probably one of the reasons why so may little girls all over the world dream of becoming just like one of the famous female athletes that they admire so much. As opposed to movie or music stars, famous female athletes have had to put in a lot of time and work in order to become what they are now and this effort never stops, but fortunately it pays off. Women in sports have to make a lot of sacrifices before they can truly enjoy success and fame. But we are talking about the kind of sacrifices that dedicated athletes are always willing to make, especially when the outcome is the respect and admiration of fans all over the world.
There are many famous female athletes who can give the kind of spectacular performances that make us, spectators or viewers, want to see them time and time again. As a result of their amazing presence on tracks, courts, rinks and pitches, many famous female athletes also enjoy the status of sex symbols. Anyone can think of at least of couple of famous female athletes whose layouts in men’s magazines have turned them into sex symbols.
Truth be told, in spite of their emancipation, women are still largely thought of as feeble and delicate, and some sports that require great physical strength and involve some violence, such as American football, are really not made for women. But there are a lot of other sports in which women can give extraordinary performances. The growing number of women in sports stands as proof of the fact that women can be just as competent as men. Their growing interest for all kinds of sports is not fueled by the desire to prove that they can be equal to men and able of the same performance, but more likely a way of showing that female athletes can be just as dedicated, ambitious and successful as male athletes. And what better proof of that than the many famous female athletes that we all admire and respect so much?