International Women's Sports Hall of Fame

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This is a list of female sports athletes who have been inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame, which recognizes the athletic and coaching achievements of women. [1] Selections are made worldwide and are based on achievements, breakthroughs, innovative style and ongoing commitment to the development of women’s sports. Sports organizations, sports historians and the public may nominate potential candidates and The Hall of Fame Selection Committee votes to select inductees. Since its inception in 1980 under the auspices of the Women's Sports Foundation, a total of 113 athletes and 21 coaches have been inducted.[2][3] The United States is represented by 94 (70%) of the 134 inductees.

The International Women's Sports Hall of Fame was initially located in East Meadow, New York.[3] In May 2008, its archives were placed in the Sports Museum of America in lower Manhattan. After the Sports Museum of America closed in February 2009, less than nine months later, the women's archives were placed in storage. [4]

Members of the International Hall of Fame[edit]

Aviation[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Diving[edit]

Equestrian[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Golf[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Judo[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

Marathon[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Mountaineering[edit]

Orienteering[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Skating[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Ice dancing[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

Skiing[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Water skiing[edit]

Squash[edit]

Softball[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Synchronized Swimming[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Track and field[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victor J. Danilov, Women and Museums: A Comprehensive Guide, Rowman Altamira, 2005 -
  2. ^ Foundation, Women`s Sports. "International Women`s Sports Hall of Fame". Women`s Sports Foundation. Women`s Sports Foundation. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "International Women's Sports Hall of Fame - International Sports Heritage Association". International Sports Heritage Association. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  4. ^ Sandomir, Richard (February 20, 2009). "Financial Problems Close Sports Museum". New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2018.