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Rated: 18+ · Book · News · #1439092
On topics and today's gnus. Definitely opinionated. Set to 18+ for a reason.
#1015089 added August 3, 2021 at 8:01pm
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A Gold of Her Own
Virginia Woolf wrote "A Room of Her Own" to decry how difficult it was for women to compete with men without income and the time to create.

Now women celebrate with "A Gold of Her Own".

84 nations have won at least a bronze at the Olympics in Tokyo as smaller and/or poorer countries are finally getting access to training, coaches and center stage. Women have led the way.
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Flora Duffy of Bermuda won her country's first gold ever completing the women's triathlon.

Ese Brume of Nigeria (bronze for long jump) and Blessing Oborududu (silver for wrestling) won their country's first medals for women.

Cristine Mboma won silver for 200 meters; the first woman medalist for Namibia.

Move over Beauty Pageants! Hidilyn Diaz won the first gold in 97 years for Philippines and then Nesthy Petecio followed up with silver in boxing.



Alessandra Perilli won her nation's first medal ever. She then teamed up for mixed rifle with Gian Marco Berti and won silver. Anyone here ever visit San Marino?

Meerim Zhumanazarova Kyrgyzstan took a bronze in wrestling for the coutry's first female medalist and Fiji celebrated with a bronze in women's rugby sevens (also a first) after the men won gold.

Kosovo won its first medal on its debut appearance in 2016, when judoka Majlinda Kelmendi took gold in the women's -52 kg category. In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Nora Gjakova won gold in the Judo women's 57kg match. Additionally, Distria Krasniqi won gold in the Judo women's 48kg match. Kosovo has won only 3 medals, all gold, all by women.

One should perhaps mention one man. Karsten Warholm of Norway set a new World's Record breaking the 46 second barrier in 400m hurdles. World records are worth noting.

But, women have proven that the World is ready for them. Not just the European or North American World but in countries where women, having been given the resources and opportunities, are proving themselves equal to athletic glory.

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