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09/18/2014 03:53 pm ET

Awesome Female Athletes Who Took Over The Sports World | Bleacher Report

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There's no shortage of iconic female athletes, past and present, who more than qualify as stars. Despite the competitive achievements and progress outside the lines, it would be a tough position to defend if you believed sports don't remain a world dominated by men.

However, some women have broken through and become so much more than just star athletes but rather individuals who transcend their sport—and whose story was front-page material as well as a top story in sports.

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