It’s a list that includes one of the most famous female sports athletes in the world, the tennis star Venus Williams, but there’s one notable absence from the list.
In the top 50, there are just one women’s basketball player, one women in swimming, one volleyball player, three women in wrestling, and just two women in boxing.
That’s a small sample size, but it’s still pretty rare.
“It’s not something I’m familiar with,” says Rebecca Ahern, the executive director of the Sports and Fitness Institute of America, a Washington, DC-based organisation that researches and promotes women’s sports.
You can be someone who’s super strong or very fast or very strong in a certain sport, and it’s not going to be the same as someone who fits in to the group. “
In sports, it’s all about how you fit in.
The numbers The numbers of women athletes in sport vary widely, with the US and the UK both recording a record number of women. “
So, we don’t have a very good sense of the demographic of women in the sports world.”
The numbers The numbers of women athletes in sport vary widely, with the US and the UK both recording a record number of women.
Australia has just 1,500 women playing the sport, while the US has only 1,821 women, according to the US Women’s Tennis Association.
A few other countries, like Russia, are more welcoming, with more than 3,000 female athletes competing in the country’s sports as of 2016.
In Europe, the number of female athletes in all sports is relatively low.
In France, for example, the sport has only 7,000 women playing, while in Germany, it has only 3,400.
There are also some differences in how many female athletes are playing each sport.
The US and UK both have at least two women on their rosters for each of their major sports, including basketball, tennis, golf and swimming.
The number of male athletes in sports is even more diverse, with several US states having male and female teams competing in different sports.
Women have made significant strides in playing in both athletics and football, with just one US state (North Dakota) having a women’s soccer team.
But in terms of sports, the US is the only place where women still hold a significant proportion of the overall population.
In 2016, women accounted for a record 29% of the total US population, according the US Census Bureau, with men making up just 14% and women accounting for 10%.
The proportion of female players is even higher in women’s swimming, where women accounted to just 3.3% of all women who participated in the sport in 2016.
“We see the numbers are increasing, and I think we’re getting there, but we still have a long way to go,” says Ahern.
“There’s a lot of women who have not yet achieved that, who have been able to play in sports, but I think that’s something that will continue to be important for many, many years.”
Ahern is also concerned about the growing numbers of young women who are not getting into sports, either because they don’t feel comfortable with it or are not confident about playing it.
“The fact that so many young girls who might not have played before are starting to play now is something that is important,” she says.
“And I think it’s important that we do everything we can to support them and encourage them to be involved and to do well.”
A further worry is that although many young women play sports, many have not done so in a traditional sense.
“When you talk to girls who are playing sports, they’re finding that there’s a barrier between the time they get to do that and when they start playing.
It’s the age where they’re just starting to be active in their community,” says Kelly Matson, who runs the Girls Sports Network, an online forum for girls in sports.
The forum has received more than 17,000 messages from women aged between 13 and 19, with a significant number of them talking about the issue of how they feel about being “taken advantage of” by male sports coaches and coaches.
“If you’re a 13-year-old girl and you’re watching a female coach, you’re not seeing the support from the male coaches,” Matson says.
“[They’re] telling you that you’re worthless, that you can’t play, you don’t belong, you can do anything that a male coach is doing, and that they’ll never see you again.”
Some of these girls have had to confront the reality of being an outsider.
“Some of them are in their early 20s, and they’re not sure if they’re ready to go out and make a life for themselves in the sporting world, or they don’ even know where to start,” says Matson.
“They have no idea how to interact with male coaches, or how to find a coach who wants to help them. “A lot