Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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Mia glanced at the mens´ soccer team while at practice. She studied the way they danced and raced around wishing she could play the game with them. People say that girls are too fragile to play on boys sports teams. They believe that woman can not be as athletic as men, however, women can be just as athletic, strong, and even more of a team player than men. Girls should be allowed to play on boys sports teams because girls are just as athletic as boys, playing on boys sports teams can give girls a challenge, and girls deserve the same equality as boys in everything especially sports.

Women should be allowed to play on boys sports teams because they are just as athletic as boys. First, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is known to be the First Lady of American athletics. She competed in four Olympic Games for the United States from 1984 to 1996, earning medals in both the women’s long jump and the women’s heptathon. When all was said and done, Joyner-Kersee earned three golds, one silver, and two bronze medals(Capatides).
Therefore Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a perfect example of an extraordinary athlete putting most male athletes to shame. Also, ¨Ronda Rousey is the current and first
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However, when Title IX passed, Women´s athletic teams went from 3 hundred thousand to 1.8 million girls who played on competitive inter scholarship teams. (Hanmer 84). For example, women believed that they were supposed to watch the boys play their sports, but when they got the chance and the self-esteem they showed their strong athletic side and joined the game. Women have overcome many challenging obstacles to get the equal rights they deserve, so girls having the right to join whatever team or sport they want should be a

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