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Notes: Premiered at [community profile] wiscon_vidparty. Fuck you, women's sports are awesome.

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0:01 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias Didrikson Zaharias was one of the greatest American athletes. She qualified for five events in the 1932 Olympics but was only allowed to compete in three. She won two golds (80 m hurdles and javelin) and one silver (high jump).
0:03 - Betty Robinson - Won the first 100m race in the 1928 Olympics at the age of 16.
0:05 - Wilma Rudolph - Rudolph competed in both the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, where she won 3 gold medals. Remarkably, Rudolph suffered from paralysis from childhood polio, but luckily through treatment, she regained her ability to walk and run.
0:07 - Lina Radke - Radke won the first 800m race at the 1928 Olympics. If you watch the documentary at the link, the newspapers were more interested fabricating stories about how the competitors wept and wailed after the event than Radke's win. Afterwards, women were barred from running any race over 200m until the 1960 Olympic games.
0:10 - Fanny Blankers-Koen At age 30, she was criticized that she was too old to be competing and should stay home and be a good housewife. Instead, Blankers-Koen won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympics, the first gold medals for the Netherlands. She was also pregnant with her third child at the time.
0:12 - 0:18 From this documentary. Unfortunately, they are not named.
0:19 Larissa Latynina was the most decorated Olympic gymnast, winning 12 golds, 8 silvers and 4 bronze competing in the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics for the Soviet Union.
0:23 Althea Gibson Gibson was the first African American player to win a grand slam championship. Due to segregation, she was oftentimes forced to practice at night and was unable to play in many American tournaments since they took place at whites only tennis clubs. Eventually, after an intense lobbying effort, she was allowed to play at the US Open but had to enter through the back. She won the singles at the French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957, 1958) and the US Open (1957, 1958). She also won doubles with Angela Buxton at the Australian Open (1957), French Open (1956) and Wimbledon (1956, 1957, 1958).
0:25 - Sonja Henie won figure skating gold medals at 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics.
0:28 - All American Girls Professional Baseball League - this is stock footage from An All American Girls Professional Baseball League game in Kenosha. The AAGPBL played from 1943 to 1954. Think A League of Their Own.
0:30 - Věra Čáslavská Čáslavská won 7 gold and 4 silver medals at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympic games. She was also a strong advocate for reform and democratization of Czechoslovakia and publicly condemned the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. At the 1968 Olympics, she silently protested Soviet action in her country, by turning her head away during the playing of the Soviet national anthem. Returning home, she was forced into retirement and was unable to participate in public life. In 1989, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, she became the Czech president's adviser on sports and social matters.
0:35 - Kathrine Switzer. Switzer was the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon, even though women weren't allowed to participate. She entered the race by registering using her initials. When the man in charge of the marathon found out that she was running, he tried to physically remove her from the race. Her track coach and her current boyfriend defended her from the physical attack and she finished the race. In 2017, she ran the marathon again, and the race officially retired her race number, 261.
0:40 Olga Korbut Korbut won 4 gold and 2 silver medals at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. More than that, her charisma won her fans across the world and inspired thousands of girls to try gymnastics. The move she performs in the vid is the Korbut flip, named after her as she was the first perform the skill in competition. In 2012, the move was made illegal, due to its danger.
0:45 Billie Jean King & The Battle of the Sexes Bobby Riggs declared that women's tennis was so bad, that he, a former Wimbledon champion in his 50s, could beat any women's player, even one of the best in the world. Billie Jean King took the challenge which was broadcast worldwide and defeated him. King also founded the Women's Tennis Association, the organizing body of women's professional tennis and worked to try to close the pay gap between women and men's prizes. She also won 12 singles Grand Slam titles, 18 doubles Grand Slams and 11 mixed doubles Grand Slams.
0:49 Nadia Comăneci Comăneci was awarded the first perfect 10 in gymnastics history at the 1976 Olympics. She went on to earn a total of seven perfect 10s at that Olympics. The 10 was so surprising that the score board was unable to display the score and had to render the score of 10.00 as 1.00, since the scoreboard creators deemed the 10 an impossible score. Comăneci won 5 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze through her career in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic games.
0:55 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Later in life Didrikson Zaharias took up the game of golf. Because she had lost her amateur status, she was denied access to women's tournaments. So, she entered into a men's professional tournament. Eventually, she was allowed to compete in women's tournaments and became a founding member of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA). There's a fun Drunk History about her.
0:56 - Wilma Rudolph again. She's amazing and I needed to put a clip of her in motion in the vid.
0:59 - Joan Benoit Benoit won the first Olympic women's marathon in 1984. She is one of the most successful American distance runners. In 1983, she set the world record for women's marathon at the Boston Marathon, which was not broken for eleven years afterward.
1:05 - Florence Griffith Joyner, known as FloJo, was a great sprinter. In 1988, she set the world record in the 200m of 21.34 seconds, a record that no one has broken since. She won 3 golds and 2 silvers in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. She also designed her own outfits and had the greatest nails, something that was very important to 6-year-old me. Flo-Jo unfortunately died in 1998 at age 38.
1:08 Cheryl Miller Unfortunately I can't find the video where I got this clip of Cheryl Miller. Cheryl Miller was one of the greatest basketball players in the 1980s. She won two national championships with the University of Southern California in 1983 and 1984. She also won a gold in the 1984 Olympic games. After college, she was drafted into the United States Basketball League, a men's league. Unfortunately, she suffered a playing-ending injury soon after. She's been the head coach of USC, the Phoenix Mercury (a WNBA team), Langston University and is current the coach at California State Los Angeles. She also has done work as an NBA reporter and analyst, and became the first woman to call a nationally televised NBA game in 1996.
1:11 Janet Evans Janet Evans was one of the greatest distance swimmers ever. In 1987, she set the world record in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle races and won three gold medals at the 1988 Olympics and set a new world record in the 400m. Her 400m, 800m, 1500m records were not broken until 2006, 2008 and 2007, respectively.
1:15 Bonnie Blair is one of the greatest speed skaters of all time and one of the most decorated American Olympians. She won 5 gold medals and 1 bronze in the 1998, 1992 and 1994 Olympics. SHE'S ALSO FROM WISCONSIN.
1:19 Lang Ping Lang Ping was the MVP and won gold at the 1984 Olympics. As a result of being the star of the Chinese national volleyball team, she is one of the most respected athletes in China. She's served as the coach of both the Chinese national team and the US national team. In 2016, she coached the Chinese volleyball team to a gold medal, becoming the first person ever to win a gold medal as player and coach. (Suck it, Karch Kiraly).
1:20 Gabriela Andersen-Schiess During the first Olympic women's marathon, Swiss runner Gabriela Andersen-Schiess missed the last water stop on a very hot day. Severely dehydrated, she placed 37th out of 44 finishers. But she said that she only wanted to finish.
1:25 Nancy Kerrigan - Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by a man who was hired by rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband. She recovered from the injury in time to win a silver medal at the 1994 Olympics.
1:30 Brandi Chastain and the 1999 World Cup The 1999 World Cup is probably one of the defining moments of women's sports in the US. In front of an audience of 95,000 at the Rose Bowl (and even more on TV), the US defeated China in a shootout. When Brandi Chastain scored the winning goal, she pulled off her jersey in celebration, spawning thousands of the '90s equivalents of think pieces over whether it's OK for women to take off their tops.
1:35 Lisa Leslie The vid shows Lisa Leslie dunking for the first time in WNBA history. Leslie was basically the face of the WNBA at its inception in 1997. She won two WNBA titles with the Los Angeles Sparks and was named MVP of both finals. She also won gold medals at the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics with the US Women's Basketball Team.
1:38 Shannon Miller Miller was the most successful American gymnast of the '90s and is currently the most decorated American gymnast. She won 2 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronze medals in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. She was one of the anchors of the 1996 team named "The Magnificent Seven."
1:42 Charlotte Smith and The Shot In the 1994 NCAA women's basketball tournament (the first with 64 teams), North Carolina was down two points to Louisiana Tech with 0.7 seconds left in the championship game. Charlotte Smith made a 3-point shot to win the game. This is the first national championship game I remember watching and hooked me on the sport.
1:45 Steffi Graf Graf has the 3rd most Grand Slam wins of any tennis player (male or female) with 22. She also women a gold and silver and a bronze in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. She dominated women's tennis, completing a Golden Slam in 1988, in which she won all 4 Grand Slams (Australian, French, Wimbledon, US Open) AND the Olympic Gold in ONE Calendar year.
1:50 Pat Summitt Summitt is a legendary pioneer in women's basketball. She played basketball at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and at age 22 was named the head coach of the women's basketball team at the University of Tennessee. She won a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics as a player and a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics as a coach. Her Tennessee teams have won 8 national championships, 16 SEC regular season championships and 16 SEC tournament championships. She has the most wins of any Division 1 basketball coach, men's or women's game, with 1,098. She tirelessly worked to bring exposure and funding to women's basketball and all women's sports. She was offered the job to coach the Tennessee men's team twice and she responded “I wouldn’t want people to think I looked at the men’s game as a step up.” In 2011, she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease and coached the 2011-12 season. She died in June 2016. I've been wanting to make a women's sports vid since her death.
1:54 Martina Navrátilová Navrátilová was the most dominate women's tennis player of the 1980s, winning 18 singles Grand Slams, 31 doubles Grand Slams, and 10 mixed doubles Grand Slams. She won her last Grand Slam in 2006, a few days short of her 50th birthday. Navrátilová has been an advocate for LGBT rights throughout her life.
1:56 Surya Bonaly Bonaly is well-known for her back flips on the ice, which are an illegal move in figure skating. Bonaly never paid attention to the rule and became the only female Olympic figure skater to land a backflip on only one blade in 1998. ESPN created Rebel on Ice a short documentary about her. Here's another good article about Bonaly The Rebellious, Back-Flipping Black Figure Skater Who Changed the Sport Forever.
2:00 ERA Marchers Although we never got the Equal Rights Amendment, agitation for equal rights for women led to the passage of Title IX an educational amendment to prevent sex discrimination in educational institutions. Although Title IX applies to much more than sports, it made schools at all levels provide girls and women with access to athletics.
2:02 Toni Stone Stone was one of three women who played professional baseball in the Negro Leagues. She played from 1949-1954 for the San Francisco Sea Lions, the New Orleans Creoles, the Indianapolis Clowns, and the Kansas City Monarchs. During her time with the Clowns, she batted .243 and even got a hit off of Satchel Paige.
2:03 Mo'ne Davis Mo'ne Davis was the first girl in the Little League World Series to throw a shut out. Now, Davis is focusing more on basketball and hopes to play for UConn.
2:05 Serena Williams Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players. Her record of 39 Grand Slam titles puts her third on the all-time list and second in the open era: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also the most recent player, together with her sister Venus Williams, to have held all four Grand Slam women's doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10). Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam wins by a tennis player in the Open Era, and is second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court (24). She is the only tennis player in history (man or woman) to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and the only player ever to have won two of the four Grand Slams seven times each (seven Wimbledon titles and seven Australian Open titles). She is also the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles in two separate decades. She has won an all-time record of 13 Grand Slam singles titles on hardcourt. Williams holds the Open Era record for most titles won at the Australian Open (7) and shares the Open Era record for most titles won at the US Open with Chris Evert (6). She also holds an all-time record for the most singles matches won at the Grand Slams (man or woman) with 316 matches (through the 2017 Australian Open). She's also won 4 gold medals in the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
2:07 Dawn Staley In my opinion, the best ever point guard in women's basketball. Staley played in three Final Fours at the University of Virginia and was the only tournament MVP to not play for the championship team. She played professional basketball in the now defunct ABL and then played for the WNBA Charlotte Sting and Houston Comets from 1999-2005. She won three gold medals in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. Currently, she is the head coach of the University of South Carolina's women's basketball team, which won the 2017 national championship. Staley became the first player who played in a Final Four to win a national championship as a coach and the second African American coach to win a national championship. In 2017, she was named the head coach of the US Women's Basketball team, the first African American to run the national program.
2:09 Kerri Strug This clip shows Strug's famous vault in the 1996 Olympics, where she lands her vault on an injured leg to clinch the team gold for the United States. She also won a team bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics.
2:11 Yuan Xinyue That is a fabulous block in the gold medal match (I think) against Serbia. Sadly, I don't know much about international volleyball since it's pretty impossible to get any coverage in the United States. That's why it's awesome when I get to watch Olympic volleyball.
2:12 Heather Dorniden Dorniden falls, gets back up and wins the race in the Big 10 Indoor Track Championships. I must confess I mostly picked this clip because it matched the lyric pretty well.
2:16 Claressa Shields Shields has won the middleweight gold medal in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Her record over her career is 80-1, so far. There is a documentary about Shields T-Rex: Her Fight For Gold.
2:18 Mia Hamm When I was growing up, Mia Hamm was often described as the "Michael Jordan of women's sports." Hamm played forward for the US Women's soccer team from 1987-2004. In college, she won 4 NCAA soccer championships with the University of North Carolina. She's won 2 Olympic gold medals (1996, 2004) and won one FIFA World Cup (1999) during her time with the US National Team. Hamm is second overall in scoring international goals, for both male or female, in the history of soccer.
2:19 Tara VanDerveer In 2017, Tara VanDerveer, head coach of the Stanford women's basketball team, won her 1,000 career win. Only Tennessee's Pat Summitt and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski have more wins than she does. VanDerveer is another of the pioneers of women's basketball. In college, she played at Albany University from 1971-1972 and Indiana University from 1972-75. She coached at Idaho and Ohio State before becoming Stanford's head coach in 1985. At Stanford, she's won 2 national championships and 25 Pac-12 Conference Championships. As the US National Team coach, she led the team to a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics.
2:20 - Ibtihaj Muhammad (Apparently, ESPN got the E 60 I took the footage from taken down.) Muhammad is the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the US in the Olympics. There she won a bronze medal as a part of the Team Sabre. She is currently ranked No. 8 in the world in Saber.
2:25 US Women's Hockey Boycott. The US Women's Hockey Team threatened to boycott the International Ice Hockey Federation National Championship games unless USA Hockey treated the women's team equitably with the men's team. Despite USA Hockey's best efforts to convince players at all levels to break the boycott, players refused. Eventually, USA Hockey reached an agreement with the players and they now have a four-year agreement that pays players outside the six months before the Olympics.
2:30 Carli Lloyd Lloyd capped off a hat trick (3 goals) by making a goal from half-field as the US defeated Japan in the 2015 World Cup.
2:35 Simone Biles Simone Biles performs the skill named after her. At the 2016 Olympics, she won 4 gold and 1 bronze medal. With four Olympic gold medals, Biles set an American record for most gold medals in women’s gymnastics at a single Games.
2:38 Morgan William William hit the at the buzzer game winning basket in overtime to defeat UConn and snap its 111-game winning streak. William had one goal to play for an SEC team and at 5'5" (she's probably even shorter), most teams told her she was too short to play for them. This is the moment that got me to start working on this vid because IT WAS SUCH AN AMAZING SPORTS MOMENT.
2:43 Justyna Kowalczyk Kowalczyk has won 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Olympics. I also used her in the line about "letdowns'll get you" because as far as I can tell she lost a heartbreaker to Norway's Marit Bjørgen. (The video is two Norwegian guys completely losing their shit over a women's cross-country skiing race. It is amazing.)
2:45 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie Joyner-Kersee is probably the US's greatest Olympic athlete, even if everyone else thinks it's Michael Phelps. But Michael Phelps didn't compete in the heptathlon. Joyner-Kersee has won 3 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronze in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympics, competing in both the heptathlon and the long jump. Joyner-Kersee holds the world record in heptathlon currently.
2:47 Rebecca Lobo and the birth of the UConn dynasty On January 16, 1995 #1 Tennessee played #2 Connecticut. The AP held back the publication of its Top 25 until after the game was done to see who would be ranked #1. UConn beat Tennessee and went on to have an undefeated season and win its first national championship. FUN FACT Rebecca Lobo blocked me on Twitter. In her defense, I was being a bitch. (In my defense, I wasn't deliberately harassing her. I guess she runs a search for her name.)
2:49 Gabby Douglas She was a member of the United States women's national gymnastics team, where she won gold medals in the individual all-around and team competitions. She was part of the US national team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she won gold in the team competition. Douglas is the first African American or the first of African descent of any nationality in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champions, and the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics.
2:53 Katie Ledecky Ledecky is a five-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world champion. She is the current world-record holder in the women's 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter freestyle (long course). She also holds the fastest-ever times in the women's 500-, 1000-, and 1,650-yard freestyle events. She also makes boys cry when they notice she's beating them in practice.
2:58 Elaine Thompson is the fastest woman on Earth. She won gold in the 100m and 200m in the 2016 Olympics and a silver medal in the 4x100m relay.
3:01 Kim Yuna She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 silver medalist in ladies' singles. Throughout her entire career, Kim had never finished a competition off the podium. She is one of the most highly recognized athletes and media figures in South Korea. As a result of her numerous accomplishments, she is frequently referred to as Queen Yuna by various media across the world.
3:04 Venus Williams Venus Williams has won 7 single Grand Slams, 14 doubles grand slams, 2 mixed doubles grand slams and 4 Olympic gold medals and 1 silver medal at the 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Venus has also fought for equal prize money, and applied enough pressure to make Wimbledon and French Open to give male and female champions the same amount of money in 2006. ESPN's Nine for IX documentary series focused on the drive for equal pay in the documentary "Venus vs."
3:07 Candace Parker Parker won 2 NCAA national championships at the University of Tennessee. Parker has played for the Los Angeles Sparks since 2008. She was the Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the Year her first year in the league. She has since been declared MVP once more in 2013. The night Pat Summitt died, Parker had an incredible performance in the second half, finishing the game with 31 points, and had her season high of rebounding with 13, guiding her team to a victory. In an emotional post-game interview, she dedicated the season to Pat. The Sparks won the 2016 WNBA championship. She has also won gold medals with the US National team in 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
3:15 I miss you so much, Pat.
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