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anonymous asked:

yes, most of the answers made sense, but i was surprised by Wambach since like all Dutch footballers, she really appreciates technical skills, and Wambach is not exactly known for that. (feel free to ignore this ask as i don't want you to draw the ire of rabid USWNT fans). am quite conflicted about these fashion-related questions female athletes get; on one hand, gender stereotypes/misogyny, on the other hand, confused reactions and hilarious answers.

I think she chose Wambach because she’s a striker so she appreciates her goal scoring ability - that one did take her a moment to answer so I’m guessing she rates them both highly.

Yeah, there were some meh questions about fashion but tbh apart from vintage/high street (what’s high street? 😂) a lot of them were questions that they might well ask male athletes as well. The Yeezys vs Jumpman one for example - thought that was particularly funny because of her answer but also because she’s an Adidas athlete and Yeezys are associated with Adidas and Jumpman with Nike so she’s staying on brand 😉

Think it’s fair to say that she’s a bit hopeless when it comes to pop culture - I saw someone say she’s an 80 year old in a 22 year old’s body when, in another one of this style of interview, she said she doesn’t really use YouTube because she’s not that modern and that her favourite app is WhatsApp 😂

These sort of 20 Questions things often have quite pointless questions but it did make for a very funny video!

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'Supergirl' stuntwoman kills it on 'American Ninja Warrior,' dressed as Wonder Woman
Move over, Gal Gadot.

“Meet Jessie Graff, the Supergirl stuntwoman and American Ninja Warrior competitor who made history (again) on the show, where advanced athletes compete in near-impossible obstacle courses.

In season five she was the first woman to qualify for the city finals. In this season, she’s the first woman to conquer the new 14.5 foot Warped Wall (aka SUPER HARD) in the Los Angeles qualifiers.

And she did it all while wearing a Wonder Woman costume. Because, we repeat, she is a real-life superhero. Watch the glory for yourself.”

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GO JESSIE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“YOU’RE A WONDER, WONDER WOMAN”

🔥🔥AND ANOTHER ONE!🔥🔥

‘Erin Jackson became the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic long-track speedskating team, finishing third in 39.04 seconds in the 500-meter race, Friday in Milwaukee.

Jackson joins Maame Biney, who recently became the first black woman to qualify for the speedskating team with her short-track finish in the 500 meters in Utah.

Both women follow the footsteps of Chicagoan Shani Davis, who was 19 years old when he became the first black athlete to qualify for U.S. Olympic speedskating team in 2002.  He went on to win two gold medals in long track events and recently qualified for his fifth-straight Olympic Games during the trials at Pettit National Ice Center.

Jackson, a 25-year-old from Florida, has only been long-track speedskating for four months after switching over from dominating inline skating competitions where she was a three-time roller sports athlete of the year.

“I really wasn’t expecting it coming in,” she said in an NBC interview after the race. “Pretty cool.”’



And don’t forget these ladies…

‘Driver Seun Adigun and brakewomen Akuoma Omeoga, Ngozi Onwumere have qualified for Pyeongchang 2018, ensuring an African nation will be represented in the sport [bobsled] at the Winter Olympics for the first time ever.’

✨BLACK GIRLS REALLY ARE MAGIC!✨

✔Make sure to tune into NBC for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on February 9th!!!