It’s a very specialized set of sports that the Chinese focus on but they simply kick absolute ass at them. ... If you look at the 2008 Olympic weightlifting results in Beijing... the women didn’t just squeak by to win a medal; most were simply so far ahead of their competition that it was a joke. In most cases, the Chinese women took their first attempt after everyone else had already finished lifting for the day. And they came out and just dispatched their weights in perfect form, setting new world records and winning medals with abandon. [more inside]
posted by Trurl
on Mar 4, 2012 -
October 18, 1997
, Liz Heaston becomes the first woman to score points in a college football game (NAIA), kicking for Willamette in their victory over Linfield College. August 30, 2001
, Ashley Martin kicks three extra points for Jacksonville State University, helping them in their 72-10 defeat of Cumberland, and becoming the first woman to score points in a Division 1 game. August 30, 2003
, Katie Hnida
becomes the face of women in college football
when she scores two extra points in New Mexico's victory over Texas State University. She received harassment and (alleged) assault from her former teammates at Colorado University
before becoming the first woman to core points in a Division 1-A game, as well as the first to suit up for a bowl game. Five years later
, Kacy Stuart
, a 14-year-old High School Freshman who can kick 50-yard Field Goals
, is facing opposition for suiting up for the New Creation Center Crusaders, first from the league
, and now from the other teams...
posted by Navelgazer
on Oct 22, 2008 -
Okay, so the tabloids take the eroticization
of female tennis players to the extreme, including The Mirror, which has paid
Barbara "Babsi" Schett 50,000 pounds to promote her as the next Anna Kournikova. Last fall we talked
about women sports players being on beauty, not talent
; while the beauty judging goes on, they forget to even mention player records
. There's Babsi
, Anna, Jelena Dokic
, and the supposedly beautiful Krasnoroutskaya who says
of Kournikova what everyone keeps saying about good-looking female players in general: "She makes the beauty of tennis. She started it. Now tennis is very popular. People come to watch her. That helps everybody."
posted by Mo Nickels
on Jul 6, 2001 -
Female kicker's chilling effect.
"Instead, the $2 million Mercer was awarded has given them two million reasons to question the risk of giving any woman
a chance, especially at smaller schools where female players would otherwise be most likely to succeed."
posted by owillis
on Oct 22, 2000 -