4 Famous Girl Athletes: Estella Tong – Grade 7

Yani Tseng (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sometimes, people think that boys play sports better than girls. They think girls don’t know how to play sports. People think that girls are bad at sports and make fun of their actions. However, it is definitely not true, and it is a really mean thing to do. There are many famous female athletes; here are four female athletes you need to know about.

Yani Tseng

Tseng is a Taiwanese professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She is the youngest player (male or female) to win five major championships. She joined the Ladies Asian Golf Tour in 2007 too. She hasn’t performed so well these past few years, but since she won many gold medals in the past, she is called “The Light of Taiwan.”

Shu-Ching Hsu

Shu-Ching was born in Yunlin, Taiwan. She is a Taiwanese weightlifter. She is only 1.59 meters tall and weighs 53 kg. However, she can lift things that are about four times heavier than her weight, all the way over her head. She won a gold medal in the women’s 53 kg division at the 2016 Rio Olympics, which is Taiwan’s first Rio gold medal. She also won a silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. During the 2014 Asian Games, she set a world record by lifting 233 kg!

Brighton Zeuner

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Skateboard prodigy Brighton Zeuner on her halfpipe (CC photo by Jack Zeuner)

Brighton Zeuner is a 12 year old skateboarder who became famous when she joined the OG Betty Skateboarding Team. She started skateboarding at the age of four. Her father and her brother Jack got her into skateboarding when her father started doing it and wanted Jack to come along as well. Because she practiced so hard, she won many gold medals. She is a great skateboarder who won the Vans 2015 Girl Combi Contest.

Serena Williams

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Tennis star Serena Williams in action (CC photo by Roberto Faccenda)

Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player who was born in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S. She got her first world No.1 on July 8th, 2002. She has been the world No.1 for 309 weeks! She has won an almost uncountable amount of gold medals! Williams won gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Doubles, the 2008 Beijing Doubles, the 2012 London Singles and at the 2012 London Doubles. She has so many medals I can’t even list them all! She is one of the greatest tennis players ever!

After learning about these four female athletes, don’t you think they are incredible? Never say that girls can’t play sports again!

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