Marianne Vos winning the Women's Road Race.
Love it or hate it, the Olympics are finally here. The Opening Ceremony confused and delighted worldwide audiences and medals are being won and records broken. We’ve already talked here about how this is the first Olympic Games that has allowed women to compete in every event and, until the last minute withdrawal of Afghan boxer Sadaf Rahimi, that every country sent at least one female athlete to.
To celebrate the Women’s Games, we’re trying to promote the amazing female athletes, like Zoe Smith, a teen British weightlifter, or Marianne Vos, the gold medallist for the women’s Cycling Road Race, who are proving how amazing women in sport can be. As a Brit, I am thrilled that two of our three medals (so far) have been won by women: Rebecca Adlington and Lizzie Armitstead. I can’t wait to see who else will blow me away with their athleticism and sportsmanship.
Join us on Twitter and Facebook, as we celebrate and watch with baited breath the female athletes who will inspire a generation.
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