2018 was a momentous year for women’s sport in some ways.
The most enduring image probably was the sight of Ada Hegerberg hoisting the first-ever Ballon d’Or Feminin at a glittering ceremony earlier this month — the first time the Ballon d’Or awards had an award for women. Yet, just how far we need to go was illustrated by DJ Martin Solveig asking the Norwegian footballer if she could twerk on stage right after she was handed the trophy.
Here’s a look at how 2018 was a groundbreaking year for women’s sport in some ways:
Ada Hegerberg becomes first-ever woman to win Ballon d’Or
English portion of Ada Hegerberg's speech. She made the entire football community proud yesterday.pic.twitter.com/PQHrnrTK18
— P™ (@Cechque) December 4, 2018
Indiana Pacers hire NBA’s first ever female Assistant General Manager
— Admirable Women (@AdmirableWomen) December 17, 2018
Susie Wolff becomes first female Team Principal of a Formula E team
You can’t just switch off your competitive instincts - I stopped racing but the determination & desire to achieve still burn brightly. I am very proud to join the @venturi @fiaformulae team as shareholder and Team Principle. The next chapter begins! #VENTURI #MadeInMonaco pic.twitter.com/yFpcn2tOJ2
— Susie Wolff (@Susie_Wolff) June 26, 2018
Nigeria women's bobsleigh team becomes first team from Africa ever to compete in the discipline at the 2018 Winter Olympics
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 20, 2018
Australia win the T20 Women's World Cup. Notably, it was the first time the prestigious women’s event was not held along with the men’s event.
They seemed nervous in the field, but there were no nerves there at the finish - Australia are four-time #WT20 champions!
Read how they did it in our match report
— ICC T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) November 25, 2018
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Updated Date: Dec 31, 2018 14:21:57 IST