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Women in Sports

In 1896, female athletes were not allowed to compete in the Summer Games. Gender equality has progressed leaps and bounds since the 1800’s, and this year, we’ll be cheering on our favorite athletes, both male and female, at the 2016 Summer Games!

Shot of female runners high fiving each other after a race. Group of athletes giving each other high five after winning competition.

JACOB LUND / ADOBE STOCK

Stock imagery is an open reflection of social issues and cultural values. We are proud to see the shift in recent years of the representation of women in sports in stock photography to authentic images representing the strength and sportsmanship of these athletes. Photographers hold the power to produce content that reflects, and in turn shapes, cultural perceptions.

Here are some of the most impactful and dynamic images from Adobe Stock highlighting speed, agility, endurance, power, precision, flexibility and balance of women in sports.

Female swimmer at the swimming pool.Underwater photo.

SOLISIMAGES / ADOBE STOCK

JACOB LUND / ADOBE STOCK

JACOB LUND / ADOBE STOCK

MR.X / ADOBE STOCK

MR.X / ADOBE STOCK

GILITUKHA / ADOBE STOCK

GILITUKHA / ADOBE STOC

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