quote by Mia Hamm

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

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Remember the saying, What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger? It's true!

Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls.

What doesn't kill you makes you smaller

The female body is a masterpiece. Everyone likes to look at the female body, especially in dynamic, athletic sport.

I had female role models to look up to starting in middle school, athletes like Julie Foudy and Mia Hamm who made me realize that there was room in the world of sports for women. They ignited my dream of becoming an Olympic athlete.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Hunger feeds the need to succeed.

If 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,' how do you explain zombies?

I'm sick of the media making female sports athletes into supermodels, when they're clearly sixes at best.

What doesn't kill you, makes you fat.

Training of female athletes is so new that the limits of female possibility are still unknown.

I'm not just a model who plays volleyball, or a volleyball player who supports herself modeling. I'm a female athlete personality.

When I was growing up, softball had stereotypes along with other female sports.

But society is definitely changing since the WNBA and WUSA. Muscles on female athletes are OK now. Young girls can look up to beautiful, athletic, fit women.

I have a martial arts background and I'm very athletic.

So I think if I can find a film where a female is a badass in it - that would just be amazing. They are sometimes hard to find, but I definitely want to do something like that.

I have struggled to be taken seriously as a female athlete.

I have struggled to find my worth outside of winning. I have struggled to accept parts of myself. Now I'm recognizing the beauty in those parts as well as beauty in the times when things didn't go my way.

In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.

There's nothing masculine about being competitive.

There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports.

The night before I compete, I like to have steak.

Meat is especially important for female athletes because it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best.

In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.

As the longest-running women's professional sports league in the country, the WNBA is a great product comprising 132 of the best female athletes in the world. And when you look beyond the players to owners, coaches, trainers, accountants, and chief operating officers - it's a wonderful example of what women can achieve in sports and in business.

As a female athlete, you're always fighting to be on a level playing field with your male counterparts. But I believe the Olympics is great for young girls; they get to be exposed to so many different sports and to these really strong women. It's an opportunity to showcase what we do, which is something that men get the opportunity to do on a pretty regular basis.

I think we have to keep putting women's sports in the limelight.

I thought the Women's World Cup did a wonderful job of showing the quality of women's soccer. But we also need coverage and marketing and press and getting these female athletes to become household names.

I feel like if you compare the commentary, what's covered with female athletics, as with men. On any given day, if a guy competes, you're going to critique his technique and his performance, training. With a girl, you don't do the same thing. You might mention a little bit of that, but you're also going to get what she was wearing, how she performed, what she looked like. I feel like it should be the same.

Sure, there are times when the guys talk about playing football in school and I can't relate to that, but I can relate to being a female athlete. And as long as you are prepared, work hard and know your stuff, you will be fine.

Female athletes are stereotyped by the general population--and usually as homosexuals.

Saudi Arabia's first female athlete will be allowed to compete while wearing a head scarf. The Saudi woman said she was thrilled about the ruling all she needs now is a man to drive her to the Olympics.

Female athletes are supposed to be toned down.

You're always supposed to talk about the team and never stand out.

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