Once every four years, the Summer Olympic Games give female athletes the platform and exposure they otherwise rarely get. The U.S. sent a 555-athlete team to Rio that again includes more women than men (292-263). No nation has ever brought more women to the Olympic Games.
Team USA includes a women’s basketball team that has won 41 consecutive Olympic tournament games and is pursuing a sixth consecutive gold medal; a women’s soccer team that won gold in London and is the reigning FIFA World Cup champion; a women’s rowing eight team that has not lost an Olympic or world championship title since 2006; and a women’s artistic gymnastics team that has won every world and Olympic title since 2011. In beach volleyball, Americans have reached the top of the podium at every Olympics since the sport was added in 1996.
Check out or gallery of the most dominant female athletes representing the USA at the Rio Olympics.