Zambia’s Catherine Phiri: A Shining Star Both In and Out of the Ring

Female boxing has gained serious momentum over recent years and one of the biggest rising stars hails from Zambia. Catherine Phiri debuted in the ring on July 25, 2011, defeating fellow Zambian fighter Esther Chalwe. Five years later, Phiri would make history after dethroning current Mexican champion Yazmin Rivas. Phiri became the first Zambian female…

U.S. Women’s Basketball Team Celebrates 40 Years of Court Mastery

Unstoppable is the perfect word to describe the United States Women’s Basketball Team’s gold medal-winning performance at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. The Americans were unchallenged in the tournament, winning by an average of 40 points-per-game and eclipsing the 100-point mark in five of those victories. Some observers believe the gold standard was set by…

Banyana Banyana and the Mighty Warriors Elevating Women’s Football in Africa

  Two African women’s football (soccer) teams–South Africa’s Banyana Banyana and Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors–are giving the sport a long-awaited boost with their recent appearances at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Despite the fact that both teams were eliminated before reaching the quarter finals, the athletes impressed spectators and grew their fanbase with their solid skills and…