18 Female Athletes Who Had Us Out of Our Seats Cheering

The thrill of victory? You grab it, girl. The agony of defeat? We feel you, sister. Cheering for female athletes shows our daughters that girls can accomplish amazing feats — on or off the sidelines.

As excitement builds for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, take a look back at ladies who had us out of our seats cheering in the past. 
 

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