Rare facts you didn’t know about women in sports
Women’s participation of sports largely depends on their geographical location and nationality as this is a sort of a pioneering cultural phenomenon which is developing independently in every country around the world. That’s why I’ve thought to come up with a couple of interesting facts about women in sports which you may have not known before:
- The first Olympic games where female athletes were every introduced where the 1900 Olympic games and the first ever female sport introduced there was in fact tennis.
- The first ever fashion designer who started to design high profile quality tennis and golf shirts, also featuring a wide range of colors and a separate collection for women was Lacoste
- Gender equality at the Olympic Games works so well that there are actually two sports in which men cannot participate: the gymnastics and the figure –swimming.
- The first woman to play golf was Mary, Queen of Scotland
- The first ever exercise material for women was published in 1856 by Catherine Belcher
- In the Ancient times Olympics was traditionally held for men only but women had their own games called “ Games of Hera”
- 1908 : the first women’s Olympic medal is won by figure skater Madge Syers (UK)
- 1948: high-jumper Alice Coachman is the first African American woman to ever win a gold medal
- Women in the Middle East cannot participate in martial arts or other organized sports trainings
- 2012: The London Olympic games was the first ever Olympic event where all the participating countries’ teams had female participants and also the first event where there were female participants in all the Olympic sports.
It is worth mentioning that women have accomplished so much more over the past century in terms of sports and equality in sports.