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Women continuously break barriers and make extraordinary firsts in the sports world. In honor of International Women’s Day, here are some quotes to remind you just how great these women are.

  1. “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.”– Mia Hamm, Soccer

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  2. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”– Billie Jean King, Tennis

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  3. “I don’t think being an athlete is unfeminine. I think of it as a kind of grace.” — Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Track & Field

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  4. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” — Mary Lou Retton, Gymnastics

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  5. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”  – Serena Williams, Tennis

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  6. “Some people like to call me cocky or arrogant, but I just think, ‘How dare you assume I should think less of myself.’ The problem isn’t me thinking I can achieve any goal I set for myself, the problem is you projecting your own self-doubt onto me.”–Ronda Rousey, MMA

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  7. “You can do anything you want, even if you are being told negative things. Stay strong and find motivation.”– Misty Copeland, Dance

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  8. “Never limit yourself, never be satisfied, and smile… It’s free!”–Jennie Finch, Softball

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  9. “Some people say I have attitude- maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams, Tennis

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  10. “I’m strong, I’m tough, I still wear my eyeliner.” – Lisa Leslie, Basketball

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posted on 03/08/2017 by Jenna Milliner-Waddell
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