In addition, female athletes are breaking records, breaking boundaries and setting a new standard for what an elite athlete looks like. Hint: being a male is no longer a requirement. While most of us can only dream of accomplishing some of these incredible physical achievements, the attitudes and actions of these powerful female athletes are an undeniable source of inspiration for girls and women everywhere. As American tennis great Billie Jean King (who fought for equal prize money for female and male athletes) once said, “champions keep playing until they get it right.” And these women athletes sure are getting it right.