There are more women taking part in this year’s Olympics than ever before, which means more moments to marvel at the sheer strength, speed and agility of the female body.
According to data for Rio 2016 from the International Olympics Committee (IOC), there are some 4,700 female athletes taking part (45% of the total number) and 145 women’s events. Both figures are unprecedented.
But despite these giant leaps forward, sexism is still rife. Whether it’s a BBC commentator likening a women’s judo match to a “cat fight” or referring to bronze medal winner Corey Cogdell-Unrein using her husband’s name rather than her own, it feels like we’re in 1956 not 2016.
To counter this we wanted to celebrate the incredible feats of women of this year’s Olympics, from Jessica Ennis-Hill to Simone Biles and everyone in between.