APRIL 6TH, 2021
Just about all sports are great for girls, but outdoor sports hold a special place in our hearts because of the adventure factor. Nature adds an element of daring and surprise to any outing, so it’s perfect for teaching girls to be courageous and bold. Here are a few of our favorite spring adventures for girls.
See you on the trail!
July 15TH, 2021
Sunisa Lee, Age 18
This year Sunisa Lee will be joining legendary Simone Biles on the US gymnastics team. At just 18 years old, Lee is one of the younger women on the team. In 2020 she won an all around silver medal at the national championships. She is also the first Hmong American Olympic gymnast.
Torri Huske, Age 18
Tori Huske will be going for gold in the 100-meter Butterfly in Tokyo. This Arlington, VA native broke the American record for the women's 100-meter butterfly twice while competing for a spot on the Olympic team.
Brighton Zeuner, Age 17
The youngest skater to ever win gold at the X Games (at age 13), Zeuner is currently ranked third in the world. She got her start skating at six or seven years old. She recently told the Austin Monthly, "I still feel like a little girl looking up to a lot of skaters. So to be in that position and think that I’m inspiring younger girls—that’s just crazy."
Caroline Marks, Age 19
For the first time ever, surfing will be an Olympic sport. This 19-year-old from Florida won her first surfing competition at age 9 and at age 15 became the youngest woman to qualify for the World Surf League Championship Tour. The sexualization of women surfers has sometimes made Marks feel uncomfortable, but as she told NBC Sports, "Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes. I think just owning it and loving yourself and doing it makes you feel good."
You can catch the Olympics on NBC, Peacock and NBCOlympics.com.