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Top 10 fierce female athletes

These women are strong, inspiring and their hair isn’t bad either. Here are our top 10 fierce female athletes to watch.

Fierce olympic athletes

Claressa Shields

At the 2012, Claressa became the first US woman to win a gold medal in boxing. With an impressive winning streak of 48 bouts, she is favored to dominate in this summer competitions. 

Source: Seventeen

Missy Franklin

With a world record in the 200-meter backstroke and a slew of gold medals under her belt, Missy is one of the best swimmers in the world and has been named Swimmer of the Year many times by multiple organizations. No doubt she will continue her reign this summer.  

Source: NBC Olympics

Missy Franklin

Sloan Stephens Tennis Player

Sloane Stephens

In the 2013 Australian Open finals, tennis up-and-comer Sloane Stephens defeated U.S. tennis royalty, Serena Williams. Since becoming the youngest player in the Top 100 at age 18, Sloane has continued to rise in the rankings and is now an established superstar.

Source: Instagram

Gwen Jorgensen

Two-time World Triathlon Series Champion and the only female triathlete to ever place first in four consecutive races in the Series’ history, we expect to see Gwen continue her winning streak in the games this month.

Source: Self  

Gwen Jorgensen

Laurie Hernandez

Laurie Hernandez

The first Latina in over a decade to represent the U.S. in gymnastics, 16-year old Laurie Hernandez has been a breakout star. A powerhouse on beam, and exceptional in the overall competition, Laurie easily secured her spot on 2016’s seven-member power squad.

Source: People

Sue Bird

Sue Bird has too many medals and trophies to count, and this summer she heads to her fourth games after qualifying for the U.S. basketball team. At 35, her thoughts are far from retirement as she gets ready to give her best and add another medal to her arsenal.

Source: Sue Bird Facebook

Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd

Soccer sensation Carli Lloyd heads to the games, following her World Cup victory, and hopes to add another medal to her impressive resume. We have no doubt Carli and US Women’s soccer will bring it this month.

Source: Nike News

Karsta Lowe

Karsta was a walk-on at UCLA before going on to be first in the nation in kills and points per set her senior year. Just last year, Karsta was named MVP of the U.S. National Team in her first appearance. We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in upcoming matches.  

Source: Daily Bruin

Jillion Potter

Jillion Potter

Jillion takes resilience and determination to another level – she resumed her rugby training just weeks after finishing her last cycle of treatment for Synovial Sarcoma back in 2015. Having beaten her cancer, she sets her medal sights high this month.

Source: NBC Olympics

Sydney McLaughlin

At only 16, she Sydney is one to watch in the 400-meter hurdles. Sydney became the youngest track and field athlete in the U.S. to qualify for the games since 1976. The New Jersey High School student hasn’t lost a race in in over two years, and has high hopes for herself in the upcoming competitions. 

Source: USA Today

Sydney McLaughlin