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2018 in the rearview mirror: From Ada Hegerberg's Ballon d’Or to Susie Wolff becoming Team Principal, highlights for women in sport

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

Indiana Pacers hire NBA’s first ever female Assistant General Manager

Susie Wolff becomes first female Team Principal of a Formula E team

Nigeria women's bobsleigh team becomes first team from Africa ever to compete in the discipline at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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.

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Updated Date: Dec 31, 2018 14:21:57 IST

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