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16 Images That Will Make You Truly Appreciate The Power Of A Woman's Body

02/10/2014 04:34 pm 16:34:29 | Updated Feb 11, 2014
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The Winter Olympics are upon us! And alongside the endless entertainment that @SochiProblems and the Opening Ceremony provided, the real fun happens when the athletes compete.

Watching incredible female athletes in action reminds us just how amazing women's bodies can be. Howard Schatz's "Athlete" photographs showed the diversity of sportswomen at the top of their game -- what better time to continue celebrating female athletes?

Here are 16 photos that make us truly appreciate the power of a woman's body:

  • Lolo Jones
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  • ROME, ITALY - JUNE 06: (L-R) Harper -Nelson Dawn and Lolo Jones of United States compete in the 100m hurdles women's race at the IAAF Golden Gala at Stadio Olimpico on June 6, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
  • Kerri Walsh
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  • BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 09: Kerri Walsh of USA digs the ball during the Women's group matches at the 2011 Swatch World Tour Beijing Grand Slam in Chaoyang Park on June 9, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
  • Jessica Long
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  • BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 10: (CHINA OUT) Jessica Long of the U.S.A. leaves after the Women's 100m Backstroke - S8 Swimming event at the National Aquatics Center during day four of the 2008 Paralympic Games on September 10, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
  • Sarah Robles
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  • United States weightlifter Sarah Robles trains at the Athletes' Village in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
  • Lindsey Vonn
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  • US Lindsey Vonn clears a gate on her way to win the women's Alpine skiing World Cup super-G on December 8, 2012 in St. Moritz. Vonn won the race ahead of Slovenia's Tina Maze and fellow American Julia Mancuso. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Gabrielle Douglas
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  • OMAHA, NE - OCTOBER 13: USA gymnast Gabby Douglas attends the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions 2012at CenturyLink Center on October 13, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jason Squires/Getty Images)
  • Helene Mayer
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  • UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 04: Fraulein Helene Mayer (right), the German champion swordswoman, with Miss Holgersen of Denmark, practicing at Bertrands Fencing Academy, London, for the Hutton International Fencing Trophy, which is being competed for throughout the week by representatives from many nations. (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
  • Chaunte Howard
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  • United States' Chaunte Howard makes an attempt in the final of the women's high jump during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
  • Jean Driscoll
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  • BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Jean Driscoll of the US crosses the finish line to win the wheelchair women's division of the 99th running of the Boston Marathon 17 April in Boston, Massachusetts. Driscoll won for the fifth straight year with a time of 1:40:41. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read BROOKS KRAFT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Marjorie Gestring
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  • GERMANY - AUGUST 13: The Young American Marjorie Gestring Diving At The Olympic Games Of Berlin In 1936. Thanks To This Performance, The Young Girl Won The Gold In The Event. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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  • 4 Aug 1984: Jackie Joyner-Kersee lands from a long jump of the heptathlon at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.
  • Mary Decker
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  • LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 10: Mary Decker #373(USA) and Zola Budd #151 (GBR) run the Women's 3000 meter final of the 1984 Olympics held in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 1984. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
  • Althea Gibson
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  • 30th June 1951: American tennis player Althea Gibson in action during her match against Margaret Carlisle at the Beckenham Lawn Tennis Championships, Kent. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5346 - The Different Gibson Girl - pub. 1951 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)
  • Dorothy Hamill
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  • INNSBRUCK, AUS - 1976: Dorothy Hamill skates on her left leg only with back arched and arms held high in front during the Winter Olympics skating competition in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. Dorothy Hamill wins the gold medel for the USA in the Womes Figure skating competition. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)
  • Nicola Adams
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  • Great Britain's Nicola Adams, celebrates winning her gold medal match against China's Ren Cancan, during women's flyweight 51-kg boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
  • Gracie Gold
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gracie Gold of the United States competes in the Team Ladies Free Skating during day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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