Today marks International Women’s Day with the theme for 2017 set as #BeBoldForChange.
Relive and enjoy a variety of historic achievements by some of the best athletes in the world.
A recent recipient of the prestigious Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year, Atherton had essentially the perfect year. She won every single round of the World Cup, is unbeaten in 15 races and was once again crowned world champion. Understandably, the awards have come thick and fast for the 29-year-old.
Click through to read more of inspirationalonal women’s stories.