스포츠 역사에 여성의 존재는 살짝 가려진 듯 합니다. 또 운동을 접할 기회도 여성에겐 제한적입니다. 하지만, 스케이트보드를 타고 산악 바이크와 클라이밍에서 기록을 세우고, 다양한 스포츠 영역에서 경쟁하고 신기록을 남긴 여성 운동 선수는 많습니다.

‘Molly Schio’는 여성 운동선수의 사진과 인터뷰를 정리한 책 ‘게임 체인저(Game Changers)’를 제작했습니다. 책에는 제주 해녀에 대한 이야기도 있습니다. 가족 생계를 위해 제주 바다에 들어가 다이빙을 하는 모습은 여성을 떠나 사람으로서 대단한 일이기 때문입니다. 여러 여성 운동 선수의 모습을 감상해보세요!

출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
출처: Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History

Shirley Muldowney drag racing's top driver sits quietly in the corner of the Wigwam Club nursing a cup of coffee. "I wish they'd open a bar, I could use a drink," she says. In a sport dominated by good ole boys and macho men and huckstars, outspoken Muldowney is the fan favorite. Across the country spectators -especially women kids, blacks and Hispanics love it when she dusts off her redneck competition. And although she has been racing for 23 years, most men still can't stand being beaten by this girl. "Guys will blow up their machines before they let her beat them," says Jim Tice an official. "when somebody like big daddy beats them, they'll shrug off the loss. But Shirley pounds them. She won't let them forget it." Via WomenSports 1976 #theunsungheroines #gamechangers

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Learn Wyomia's name this morning. Share this story ❤️✌🏽️WYOMIA TYUS is awarded the gold medal for the 100 metres at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, establishing herself as the fastest woman in the world. Four years later she would become the first Olympian to retain a title for the event, winning a second, consecutive gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City games. She there announced to the press that her team dedicated their win to fellow American Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who were expelled from the games and stripped of their gold and bronze medals respectively for a silent, peaceful act of protest during their national anthem against the human rights abuses of Black Americans. I'll leave you with a quote I saw this morning on @Lennyletter "You’ve got to rattle your cage door. You’ve got to let them know that you’re in there, and that you want out. Make noise. Cause trouble. You may not win right away, but you’ll sure have a lot more fun.” – Florynce Kennedy #theunsungheroines #gamechangers

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The Haenyeo or “Sea Women” of the Korean island of Jeju have crossed the fine line between life and death, for more than three centuries they have tempted fate for a living as they free dive in frigid ocean water without the aid of diving equipment or breathing apparatus. Sparsely armed with Goggles, flippers and lead belts (to promote a more rapid descent), the women go as deep as 40 feet, spending up to two minutes under water per dive, with five to six hours of diving a day, as they harvest conch, octopus and abalone by hand. Before the introduction of wetsuits, the Haenyeo dove in cotton suits whose purpose was primarily to maintain modesty and to allow women to dive when pregnant. Recognizing the ever present danger of their daily duties, the Haenyeo pray for protection from the Sea Goddess and sing traditional songs whose lyrics mention “diving with a coffin on the head” and “toiling in the netherworld so our family can live in this one.” #theunsungheroines #gamechangers

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관련 링크: ‘게임 체인저(Game Changers)’