Zahra Lari, a 19 year old woman from the UAE, is the first person to ever represent the UAE in an international figure skating competition. She is also the first international competitor to do so while wearing the hijab.
“Some people are saying ‘Why is she doing that? A girl shouldn’t be doing that, a girl should stay at home’ and all that kind of thing. I don’t listen to that. A girl doesn’t have to stay at home and do nothing.”
Simone Manuel becomes the first black female swimmer to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics.
Simone Manuel became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual swimming event when she she pulled off a stunning upset victory in the women’s 100-meter freestyle race Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.
First Trans Woman Featured On The Cover Of Women's Running
Amelia Gapin has just become the first transgender woman to be featured on the cover of Women’s Running magazine. For Gapin, a passionate distance runner and the cofounder of MyTransHealth, being on the cover of Women’s Running is a testament to what the sport meant to her throughout her transition.
“Running helped me get through the mental and emotional struggles I went through while I was transitioning,” Gapin tells People. “I was able to clear my head and approach things from a much better perspective.”
This Teen Powerlifter Is Setting World Records And Acing Her Classes.
This is LeeAnn Hewitt.
She is only 17 years old and she’s competitive in both Olympic weight lifting and powerlifting. She’s also a record-breaking powerlifter and the youngest person ever to compete in the sport at a national level.
LeeAnn has type 2 diabetes but still slay!
“I have to check between lifts and during competition to make sure I’m lifting at safe blood sugar levels,” says Hewitt. “I also have to monitor my diet to maintain proper sugar levels in order to lift.”
“I would like to use my successes to inspire others who may be struggling in any way to remember that anything is possible.”