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Explore Women Athletes

Do you like to run, jump, or swim? Hit or kick a ball? Skate or ride horses? Then you probably like sports. If you do, you'll want to explore Women in Sports.

You'll meet women who have set records in track, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, and other sports. You'll see how pioneering women have opened up opportunities for you to compete in sports or enjoy sports for recreation and physical fitness.

Girls Explore® introduces you to some of these explorers in sports. You'll meet Mildred "Babe" Zaharias, a champion in golf and other sports, Dot Richardson, an olympic softball player who also earned her medical degree and is a skilled orthopedic surgeon, Peggy Fleming, Olympic skater, and Althea Gibson, tennis champion.

Click on the Additional Information links on the right column to learn more about the women of this world.

As you explore Women in Sports, you may find a sport or two you'd like to explore for yourself.


Dot Richardson Doll Set

Dot Richardson Biography

Dot Richardson "Diving for the Ball" 8.5x11 Print

Dot Richardson "Diving for the Ball" 13x19 Poster

Dot Richardson "Surgeon in the Infield" 8.5x11 Print

Dot Richardson "Surgeon in the Infield" 13x19 Poster

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Doll Set

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Biography

Babe Didrikson Zaharias 8.5x11 Print

Babe Didrikson Zaharias 13x19 Poster

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Biographies of Women Athletes
Additional Information for Women Athletes
Women's Sports Foundation
The Foundation has programs on participation, education, advocacy, research and leadership programs.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum
This site highlights the museum as well as the extraordinary accomplishments of the "Babe".

Women's Biography Sites Sports
Has information on women athletes.