Champion: 10 Successful Latina Women in Sports


There’s no denying the power behind athletes like Ronda Rousey, considering Latina sports greats are few and far between. She’s currently dominating in the UFC ring and has the championship belt to prove it. Scarce as they might be, there are a slew of women of Hispanic descent who continue to impact the world of sports in a major way.

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From basketball to golf, there have been femme fatales whose accolades have set the standards for generations to come. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Latinas who have exceeded everyone’s expectations in the Olympics and beyond.