The media has done it again. For the USA, a country obsessed with medal counts, the success of the 2014 Sochi Olympic games women athletes is not, once again, discussed once again. Now granted, this has been our least overall successful Olympics, in terms of total medal count, and the team as a whole had many disappointing results. But—that being said— Our Olympic Women Rocked.
Of our overall medal count, the Olympic women athletes of the Sochi Games shined. Of the 9 Gold medals, 5 of them were won by females. In Silver medals, we won 4 of the 7. In Bronze, we won 6 of 12. Of 223 athletes, there were 105 women. In the overall medal count of 28, The Olympic women won 15 of the 28 medals earned. The USA Olympic women won 54% of the medals. When you add in partners and team members, there were approximately 42 of the 105 women who received medals. WOW!!! These 2014 Sochi Olympic games rocked for us women, but do you see any articles or headlines about this—NO! Once again, our significance is overlooked. Imagine, the significant contribution of women in the Olympics has been overlooked. Where’s the progress? Where’s the acknowledgement? Where’s the accolades? We, women, are still waiting to be seen and publicly validated. Our fight goes on.