From running marathons at blistering speeds, to climbing the tallest mountains on the globe, to swimming in punishing open water conditions, female athletes continually inspire their fans and followers as well as break boundaries and records in sport. Check out this list of some of the most powerful female athletes from around the world.
Born: London, Ontario
Weight: 150 lb
Maddie Lethbridge is a Canadian volleyball player who calls London, Ontario home. She plays for the McMaster Marauders varsity volleyball team out of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where she also studies geography. The team is currently doing well with eight wins over five losses.
Born: Rome, Italy
Weight: 143 lb
Event(s): Pole vault
Born in Rome, Sonia Malavisi is an Italian pole vault athlete. She competed internationally as a junior with a second place finish with 4.42 meters. In May 2016, she qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She cleared 4.45 meters to finish in rank 21. She has an impressive Instagram audience of 272,000 followers.