When a staggering 28.1m people tuned into BBC’s live coverage of the Women’s World Cup, it marked a pivotal moment for women’s sport. On a larger scale, the record-breaking figures demonstrated a growing global interest in women’s sport, and highlighted changing perceptions.

From 15-year-old Cori Gauff’s epic Wimbledon run that saw her defeat five-time champion Venus Williams, to Dina Asher Smith’s triumphant win in the women’s 200m sprint, these trailblazing athletes are in the spotlight more than ever before and we’re backing them all the way.

With that, we’ve created a round-up of all the badass sporting heroines you need to know…





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