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BY Mildred Europa Taylor, 12:03pm January 25, 2018,

Top 10 African athletes who blazed a trail for women in sports

Ethiopian athletics champion Tirunesh Dibaba. She is the 5000 metres world record holder.

You are probably aware that in the past when young women tried to engage in sports, there were doubts as to whether they could make it to the team. And even if they did, they were not expected to come out big in the sport. But things changed and there are now female champions who have been able to impress Africa and the world by their greatest achievements.

Here are 10 African women who have excelled in a variety of sports and have either paved the way or are still paving a way for other African women athletes.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: June 19, 2018


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