Meet the Black Women Representing Little Girls in the Olympics

Black women are showing up and showing out at the Tokyo Olympics. Representing little girls all over the world, they’re exceeding expectations, challenging the status quo, and showing the world that Black Girls Rock. 

Check out these amazing Black women who will be competing in Tokyo this summer. 

Simone Biles

Simone Biles is the GOAT holding the most wins from U.S gymnastic championships. Click here to read more about why we love Simone. 

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Naomi Osaka 

Naomi Osaka is the four-time grand slam singles champion also being ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association.  

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Sha’Carri Richardson 

Sha’Carri Richardson has been THAT girl as she broke the 100 m record at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships. 

(Source: Vogue)

Allyson Felix 

Allyson Felix defies all odds as she won nine Olympic medals (six gold, three silver), 16 world championship titles, and currently holds one of the track and field world records. 

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A’ja Wilson 

A’ja Wilson is a WNBA player known for speaking up about equality for women in sports while also having multiple accolades being the most outstanding player. 

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Simone Manuel 

Simone Manuel is the the first black woman to win an individual swimming Gold medal and has four olympic medals (two silver and two gold).   

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Crystal Dunn 

Crystal Dunn is a soccer player in one of the highest divisions for women's professional soccer in the United States.

(Source: Los Angeles Times

Naya Tapper 

Naya Tapper is one of USAs seven all time scorers in rugby as she is showing that women can dominate in any sport. 

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Dalilah Muhammad 

Dalilah Muhammad is the best in the 400 m hurdles. She set the former world record of 52.16 seconds, winning a Gold medal at the 2019 world championships.  

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Kendra “Keni” Harrison 

Keni Harrison set the world record in the 100 m hurdles running at 12.20 seconds beating the former record of 12.21 seconds by Bulgarian athlete Yordanka Donkova.

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Ashleigh Johnson 

Ashleigh Johnson is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. She is also the first black woman to make the U.S olympics Women's water polo team.  

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Deja Young 

Deja Young is a track and field Paralympic athlete, representing little girls with disabilities and not allowing it to hold her back from winning the Gold this year. 

(Source: Pop Sugar

Vashti Cunningham 

Vashti Cunningham is one of the best women high jumpers in the country rocking her natural hair flawlessly. 

(Source: The Washington Post

Javianna Oliver 

Jovianna Oliver is track and field sprinter running towards the Gold this year at the olympics. 

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Teahna Daniels 

Teahnha Daniels alongside Jovianna and Sha’Carri will be representing aspiring track and field stars all over this year. 

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Christina Clemons 

Christina Clemons specializes in the 100 m hurdles while her time in the 60 m hurdles at 7.73 is tied for the 5th fastest time in history and .05 seconds over the world time. 

(Source: World Athletics)

Quanera Hayes 

Quanera Hayes is a sprinter who specializes in the 400 m distance and formally won the bronze medal in the 2016 world indoor championships. 

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Wadeline Jonathas

Wadeline Jonathas is a track and field star who alongside the rest of the track and field stars shows that black girl magic is evident in the sport. 

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Nicky Nieves 

Nicky Nieves is an American sitting volleyball player previously winning a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, 2014 ParaVolley World Championships, 2018 ParaVolley World Championships, and 2019 Parapan American Games.

(Source: Pop Sugar )

What can’t these women do? They’re all inspiring young girls to not only be the BEST at what they do but also represent the next generation to come. Showing them that they can do anything they put their mind to. 

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