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In pictures: Best of women in Sport

Some of the best female participants at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Nicola Adams of Great Britain celebrates winning the gold during the Women's Fly (48-51kg) Final Bout against Sarah Ourahmoune of France on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Tianna Bartoletta of the United States competes in the Women's Long Jump Final on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Eri Tosaka (top) of Japan celebrates winning gold against Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan in the Women's Freestyle 48kg event on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Caioca Arena 2 on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Lars Baron/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Naomi van As of the Netherlands shoots at goal under pressure from Nike Lorenz of Germany who was hit on the head with her stick during the womens semifinal match between the Netherlands and Germany on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Heather Chan performs with the ball during 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships - Day 1 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on June 10, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Ana Maria Popescu of Romania competes against Anqi Xu of China during the Women's Epee Team Gold Medal Match bout on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Carioca Arena 3 on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Jade Jones (Blue) of Great Britain competes against Naima Bakkal of Morocco during the Womens 57kg Taekwondo contest at Cairoca Arena 3 on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Team Great Britain celebrate after defeating Netherlands in the Women's Gold Medal Match on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Hannah Mills (left) of Great Britain and Saskia Clark of Great Britain celebrate winning gold in the Women's 470 class at the Marina da Gloria on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
In pictures: Best of women in Sport
Carolina Marin of Spain celebrates match point against V. Sindhu Pusarla of India during the Women's Singles Gold Medal Match on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)