March 22, 2019, 1:48 p.m. (ET)
We Are The Women of Team USA
 
  03/20/2019

This month, TeamUSA.org has been celebrating the momentous achievements of women in sport. From Allyson Felix setting the record as the most decorated woman in the history of track and field, to Helen Maroulis breaking down barriers as the first American woman to win an Olympic gold in wrestling, there are too many remarkable moments from Team USA women to name.

In our "We Are The Women of Team USA" video, we showcase some of these impressive feats, milestone moments and the overwhelming sense of gratitude we have for these exceptional athlete.

In honor of Women's History Month, below is the list of women who are showcased in the video along with a brief description of their success, in order of appearance. 

 

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1996 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team – the team that won gold at the Olympic debut of women’s soccer and in the process attracted the largest crowd ever to watch a women’s sporting event

Jennie Finch – considered the most recognizable name and face in women’s softball and an Olympic gold and silver medalist pitcher from the 2004 and 2008 Games

Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers – the first women to win bobsled gold when it debuted at the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002; Flowers is also the first black athlete to win gold at the Winter Games

Kristi Yamaguchi – the 1992 Olympic women’s figure skating gold medalist and a world champion in both singles and pairs skating

Lindsey Vonn – the winningest women’s skier in history with 82 world cup wins, eight world championship medals and three Olympic medals

Bonnie Blair – the only U.S. woman to win five gold medals in Winter Games history and a nine-time world sprint championship medalist

Wilma Rudolph – a women’s rights pioneer who won four Olympic medals and was the first American woman to win three golds at a single Games

Maame Biney – the first black women’s short track speedskater to make a U.S. Olympic team

Peggy Fleming – the 1968 Olympic women’s figure skating gold medalist, a three-time world champion and five-time U.S. champion

Claressa Shields – the first American woman to win Olympic gold in boxing and the first American boxer to win back-to-back Olympic golds

Serena and Venus Williams – the preeminent sisters of tennis, one a four-time Olympic medalist and 23-time Grand Slam singles champion (Serena) and the other a five-time Olympic medalist and seven-time Grand Slam singles champion (Venus); together they have won three doubles Olympic golds and 14 Grand Slam doubles titles

Florence Griffith Joyner – the longstanding world record holder of both the 100- and 200-meter and a five-time Olympic medalist, including three golds

Allyson Felix – the most decorated women’s track and field athlete in Olympic history and the most decorated athlete in world championship history, with nine and 16 medals, respectively

Kelly Clark – a three-time Olympic medalist who is the first man or woman to win gold in halfpipe snowboarding and the first women’s snowboarder to compete at five Olympic Games

Chloe Kim – the youngest women’s snowboarder to win Olympic gold and one of the most dominant athletes the sport has seen

Mary Lou Retton – the first American woman in history to win Olympic all-around gymnastics gold and a five-time Olympic medalist

Carly Patterson – a three-time Olympic medalist and the first U.S. women’s gymnast to win all-around gold in 20 years

Simone Biles – a five-time Olympic medalist and 20-time world medalist gymnast who is tied for the most women’s world championship medals and has the U.S. record of four gymnastics golds at a single Games

Michelle Carter – the first American to win Olympic gold in shot put

Ibtihaj Muhammad – an Olympic bronze medalist in team saber fencing and the first Team USA athlete to compete in hijab at the Olympics

Jessica Long – the second-most decorated U.S. Paralympian in history with 23 swimming medals

Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins – the first U.S. cross-country skiers to win Olympic gold and the first U.S. women to win an Olympic medal in their sport

Oksana Masters – a four-time Paralympian across three sports and an eight-time Paralympic medalist

Helen Maroulis – the first American woman to win Olympic gold in wrestling and a two-time world champion

Tatyana McFadden – a 17-time Paralympic medalist and 23-time major marathon winner

2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team – the most prolific Olympic scoring team ever with more than 100 points in six of eight games and the sixth straight Olympic gold-medal-winning U.S. women’s basketball team

Simone Manuel – the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic swimming medal and a four-time Olympic medalist

1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team – won the first Olympic gold medal in women’s ice hockey

2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team – won Team USA’s first Olympic gold medal in ice hockey in 20 years