Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! There are so many women & girls who participate in sports nowadays, however, women weren’t always a part of the sports world.
Throughout history, women’s participation in sports was perceived as ‘unladylike’. There even used to be myths that women’s participation in sports would affect their reproductive system badly.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
So, National Girls and Women in Sports Day raises awareness for and acts as a reminder about the positive aspects of sports and the continued need to promote gender equality in every way.
However, U.S. President Ronald Reagan declared the first National Women in Sports Day in 1987 to acknowledge the important part that women play in sports. This milestone set the foundations for women in sports today.
Women have fought long and hard to be accepted in sports and to remove the stigma that women aren’t capable of doing sports. Not only are women capable, but they are strong!
There are so many women and girls who we can look up to. For example, Simone Biles is an American artistic gymnast who has won 25 World Championship medals as well as 7 Olympic medals. She is the most decorated gymnast in history and is considered by many sources to be the greatest gymnast of all time.
Moreover, Megan Rapinoe is another key figure in female sports since she is one of the most recognizable faces on the US Women’s National Soccer Team for more than a decade. Rapinoe won gold with the American national team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
On a national level, Malta is proud of the 16-year-old weightlifter Tenishia Thornton who has won many competitions. Thornton made history after becoming the first local athlete to be crowned Youth World Champion at the International Weightlifting Federation’s Youth World Championships. Keep succeeding, Tenishia!
Furthermore, 20-year-old athlete Carla Scicluna will also be a new brand ambassador for Cynergi Health & Fitness in March! Scicluna represented Malta at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as the first Maltese track and field athlete to be nominated to the Olympics.
Sports isn’t just about staying healthy and getting fit – it teaches everyone many skills such as commitment, teamwork and endurance. There are so many female figures in sports. Whether it’s being a student-athlete, a champion, a coach, or a lawmaker, every woman deserves to be in sports and should have the access to sports.
Join Cynergi Health & Fitness in celebrating female athletes and sports enthusiasts on National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Let’s continue to empower women and girls in sports in every possible way!