There is no reason for the lack of recognition female sports receive. In the 2012 Summer Olympics the United States women were the second highest gold medal winners. They brought home a total of 29 gold medals. The United States women Olympians were also were the ones to receive the fourth most medals in general. They received 58 medals total only falling behind China, Russia, and Great Britain. To me, winning 58 medals at an Olympic games is a huge accomplishment and should be better recognized. Many of those female athletes that won medals are now well known across the United States, but women still fail to receive as much recognition as men.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1294747-olympic-medal-count-2012-us-women-stole-the-show-in-london

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