Feb. 07, 2019, 4:30 p.m. (ET)

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6 marked National Girls & Women in Sports Day, and Team USA athletes spoke out on social media to celebrate.

Women across a variety of sports from both seasons showed their appreciation for the ways sport has enriched their lives as well as their desire to continue to empower girls and women to participate in sport.

Athletes ranging from Olympic swimming gold medalist Katie Ledecky to ice hockey gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield spoke out on Twitter to show their support for this important movement.

While the number of girls and women in sport has come a long way, Paralympic swimmer Sophia Herzog pointed out that there is still work to be done; only 60 percent of teenage girls participate in sport, compared to 75 percent of teenage boys.

Take a look back on the celebration and inspiration reflected by the women of Team USA.